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Table C.2Cost–benefit parameters

ItemValueSensitivity analysis rangeSource
Kernicterus case£5.5 million£0–10 millionJMW Clinical Negligence Solicitorswww​.jmw.co.uk/kernicterus_bilirubinaemia
Discount rate3.5%NICE guidelines manual (2009)237Both costs and QALYs are discounted
QALY gained per kernicterus case avoided250–25CalculationThis is an approximation, based on an assumption that the quality of life with kernicterus is not much better than death
Willingness to pay for a QALY£20,000NICE guidelines manual (2009)237An advisory threshold

From: Appendix C, Economic evaluation of alternative testing strategies in the detection of hyperbilirubinaemia

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