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Table 3 Impact of pessimistic alternative assumptions for SBI delivery costs and effectiveness estimates: ICERs versus a ‘do-nothing’ scenario

From: Cost-effectiveness of a programme of screening and brief interventions for alcohol in primary care in Italy

Next registration Base case Lower hospital costs (-25% for estimated values) Higher GP costs (€1.58/min) Longer intervention (24.9 min) Longer intervention, higher GP costs & cheaper hospital costs
Base case € 550 € 1000 € 2000 € 3900 € 7400
Less effective (5.9% reduction) € 3600 € 4100 € 5900 € 8800 € 14000
Shorter effect (3 year rebound) € 7500 € 8000 € 10900 € 15100 € 22500
Less effective & shorter effect (5.9% reduction & 3 year rebound) € 14300 € 14800 € 19400 € 26000 € 37200
Next consultation Base case Lower hospital costs (-25% for estimated values) Higher GP costs (€1.58/min) Longer intervention (24.9 min) Longer intervention, higher GP costs & cheaper hospital costs
Base case € 590 € 950 € 1900 € 3600 € 6700
Less effective (5.9% reduction) € 2500 € 3700 € 5400 € 8000 € 12600
Shorter effect (3 year rebound) € 5900 € 7400 € 10100 € 13900 € 20600
Less effective & shorter effect (5.9% reduction & 3 year rebound) € 11600 € 13600 € 17900 € 23900 € 33900