Table 23Cost and QALY results*: Patients with CHF of any cause - Lainchbury (3 years time horizon)

Resource useNatriuretic peptideClinical assessmentUsual careDifference NP-ClinicDifference Clinic-UC
Natriuretic peptide test£270£0£0£270£0
Biochemistry test£1.65£1.03£0£0.62£1.03
Outpatient visit£951£894£461£57£433
Total cost£2,276£2,027£1,399£249£628
Life years2.442.412.300.030.11

NP = Natriuretic Peptide; Clinic = Clinical assessment; UC = Usual Care


Discounting at 3.5% applied after one year

From: Appendix H, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

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