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Table 5 Scenario analysis varying prevalence of VLUs (optimal care service delivery Option 1)a

From: Cost-effectiveness analysis of guideline-based optimal care for venous leg ulcers in Australia

Prevalence of VLU among 60+ 0.33% (Baseline) 0.50% 1% 1.69% [18]
Population 60+ affected with VLU at cycle 0 15,973 24,202 48,404 81,803
Total costs in usual care group $2,831,006,652 $2,954,936,472 $3,319,435,945 $3,822,445,216
Total costs in optimal care group $1,200,427,937 $1,246,526,209 $1,382,109,363 $1,569,214,116
Total incremental costs -$1,630,578,715 -$1,708,410,263 -$1,937,326,581 -$2,253,231,100
Total QALYs in usual care group 476,090 499,250 567,367 661,369
Total QALYs in optimal care group 504,431 528,959 601,099 700,653
Incremental QALYs 28,341 29,709 33,732 39,284
Hospitalisations avoided 21,677 22,620 25,394 29,221
  1. aCosts, QALYs and hospitalisations avoided were calculated for all individuals affected by VLU over 5 years in Australia