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Table 5 Methodology for discounting in studies (phase 2)

From: The economics of primary prevention of cardiovascular disease – a systematic review of economic evaluations

  No. (%) of studies (n = 35)
Discounting approach  
   No discounting 15 (43)
   Identical discount rates for costs and benefits 14 (40)
   Different discount rates for costs and benefits 2 (6)
   Only discounting of costs 2 (6)
   Only discounting of benefits 2 (6)
Discount rate for costs  
   0% 17 (49)
   3% 11 (31)
   5% 5 (14)
   6% 2 (6)
Discount rate for benefits  
   0% 17 (49)
   1.5% 1 (3)
   3% 11 (31)
   5% 5 (14)
   6% 1 (3)