Table 5

Calculation of cost-effectiveness measures (EMB and ICERs) for the intervention in a hospital with 50 000 discharges per year: Estimated costs per QALY at different levels of effectiveness

Intervention effectivenessProportion of discharges where AE avoidedNumber of AEs avoidedQALY gainedCosts saved (€)Net cost of intervention (€)*
100%0.06331642452.63417151−2589251
21% (base case)0.013664515717602110298
24.3%0.015769596.0830368−2468
1.6%0.0015139.254674773226
  • *Costs of intervention, minus costs saved.

  • EMB, monetary benefit; ICER, incremental cost-effectiveness ratio; QALY, Quality Adjusted Life Year.