Table 13.26Incremental cost effectiveness results with true infection rate of 1%

Test strategyCostQALYsIncremental costIncremental QALYsICER
Test only if symptoms and signs develop£25,379,69813,791---
Test all babies with a risk factor within 8 hours£23,050,56014,317−£2,329,138526.2Dominant

ICER incremental cost effectiveness ratio, QALY quality adjusted life year

Dominant = more effective and less expensive than the comparator

From: 13, Health economics

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