Table 7Contribution of each consequence to the net benefit per IPH case avoided

ConsequenceScenario (age or surgery magnitude)*Cost savingQALY gainNet Benefit gain
Morbid cardiac events50 years£590.055£1,165
70 years£1110.057£1,249
Hospital length of stayMinor surgery£13-£13
Intermediate surgery£51-£51
Major surgery£204-£204
Surgical wound infectionMinor surgery£860.006£211
Intermediate/major surgery£3470.008£473
Pressure ulcerIntermediate/major surgery£17-£17
Minor surgery---
Blood transfusionIntermediate/major surgery£5-£5
Minor surgery---
Post-operative mechanical ventilationsAll ages, and magnitudes of surgery£2-£2
*

For morbid cardiac events, the NB does not vary by magnitude of surgery and for all other outcomes the net benefit does not vary by age

From: 13, COST EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS

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