Table L.3Cost effectiveness of automated urinalysis compared with visual urinalysis using a 1+ (0.3 g/litre) threshold in 60 000 women with moderate gestational hypertension

TestCostQALY lossIncremental costIncremental QALY gainICER
Visual£184,978,800692£51,540Dominated
Automated£184,927,260277415Dominant

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

From: Appendix L, Cost effectiveness of automated urinalysis compared with visual urinalysis in screening for proteinuria in women with gestational hypertension

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