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Table 5 Mean cost and QALY per participant

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomized study of depression treatment options in primary care suggests stepped-care treatment may have economic benefits

Sector SC TAU ICBT SCP
All participants
 Physician Mean (s.d.) $678 (239) $744 (263) $661 (213) $548 (205)
 Outpatient Mean (s.d.) $572 (212) $575 (228) $490 (177) $653 (351)
 Inpatient Mean (s.d.) $1096 (630) $1421 (1006) $1202 (758) $990 (372)
 Total (s.d.) $2346 (655) $2740 (968) $2353 (767) $2191 (539)
 Cost Difference (95% CI) (SCP vs. others) -$155 (−173-- -138) -$549 (− 585-- -514) -$161 (− 200 -- -123)
 QALY (s.d.) 0.881 (0.003) 0.870 (0.004) 0.881 (0.003) 0.882 (0.005)
 QALY Difference (95% CI) (SCP vs. others) 0.0001 (0 -- 0.0004) 0.0124 (0.012 -- 0.013) 0.0003 (0 -- 0.0008)
Depressed participants
 Physician Mean (s.d.) $794 (281) $966 (316) $784 (217) $634 (210)
 Outpatient Mean (s.d.) $787 (314) $770 (278) $618 (234) $1163 (416)
 Inpatient Mean (s.d.) $1497 (535) $1779 (780) $1119 (321) $1279 (315)
 Total (s.d.) $3078 (677) $3516 (890) $2522 (455) $3075 (565)
 Cost Difference (95% CI) (SCP vs. others)) -$3 (−20—14) -$440 (−472-- -409) $554 (525--582)
 QALY (s.d.) 0.766 (0.014) 0.730 (0.014) 0.758 (0.017) 0.767 (0.021)
 QALY Difference (95% CI) (SCP vs. others) 0.0013 (0--0.0025) 0.037 (0.035--0.039) 0.0097 (0.008--0.012)