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Table 13 Results of threshold analysis

From: The cost-utility of open prostatectomy compared with active surveillance in early localised prostate cancer

Variable Base case value Threshold value
Probability of developing metastases under AS 0.0023 0.0025
Probability of PC recurrence after PE 0.00875 0.00772
Utility value after PE with no adverse effects 0.99 1
Utility value under AS 0.99 0.98
Probability of developing metastases after recurrence 0.0127 0.0113
Utility value after PE with ED 0.89 0.91
Costs of treatment of ED 768.8 None
Probability of short term ED 0.77 0.73
Probability of long term ED 0.89 0.79
Probability of long term ED and IC 0.27 None
Probability of short term IC 0.47 None
  1. AS = Active Surveillance.
  2. PC = Prostate Cancer.
  3. PE = Prostatectomy.
  4. IC = Incontinence.
  5. ED = Erectile Dysfunction.