Table K.7Cost effectiveness of 1+ threshold compared with 2+ threshold for visual urinalysis in a cohort of 60 000 women with gestational hypertension

ThresholdCostQALY lossIncremental costIncremental QALYICER
2+£184,855,020551Not cost effective

ICER = incremental cost-effectiveness ratio; QALY = quality-adjusted life year

From: Appendix K, Cost effectiveness of using a 1+ dipstick urinalysis threshold versus a 2+ dipstick urinalysis threshold in screening for proteinuria in women with gestational hypertension

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