Table 10Cost-effectiveness of comparative interventions for 50 year old patients with ASA I, minor surgery and 60 minutes anaesthesia duration*

ComparisonCases of IPH preventedCost saving from prevented consequencesQALY gain from prevented consequencesIncremental cost of warmingIncremental. Cost per QALYIncremental. Net Benefit at £20K% under £20K threshold
FAW (intra) vs UC121£17,2008.03£16,500FAW dominates UC£161,00099.6%
WF (intra) vs UC130£18,6008.64£10,800WF dominates UC£180,70099.9%
FAW (intra) +WF vs FAW (intra)31£4,3002.00£10,800£3,200£33,90082.1%
FAW (intra) vs EHP (intra)22£3,2001.48Not availableNot estimableNot estimableNot estimable
FAW + WF (pre and intra) vs UC157£22,50010.52£43,900£2,030£189,00098.9%
*

Abbreviations: FAW is forced-air warming, UC is usual care, WF is warmed fluid, EHP is electric heating pad, intra is intraoperatively, pre is preoperatively

From: 13, COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS

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