Table 2

Sensitivity analysis: costs (US$) per minute door-to-needle time reduced and deaths averted for different scenarios in a QI project designed to improve door-to-needle time in stroke thrombolysis

Scenario 1Scenario 2Scenario 3
Category of costs included
 Unpaid time within working hoursYesNoNo
 Unpaid time outside of working hoursYesNoYes
Outcome measures
 Costs per minute door-to-needle time reduction291314
 Costs per death averted10 54346794961
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  • QI, quality improvement.