Table 13.24Net benefit results with baseline inputs (willingness to pay for a quality-adjusted life year £20,000)

Test strategyCostQALYsNet benefit
Test only if symptoms and signs develop£12,846,7266896£125,063,328
Test all babies with a risk factor within 8 hours£12,442,8167159£130,729,374

QALY quality adjusted life year

Net benefit = total cost of strategy − (total QALYs gained by strategy × willingness to pay per QALY)

From: 13, Health economics

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