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Table 5 Overview of cost-effectiveness results

From: Economic evaluation of participatory learning and action with women’s groups facilitated by Accredited Social Health Activists to improve birth outcomes in rural eastern India

  Women’s groups Women’s groups and VHSNC strengthening
Total cost (INR) 8,660,561 10,368,255
Total cost (USD) 127,230 152,318
Newborn deaths (ND) averted (difference in number of neonatal deaths between intervention and control areas) 50  
Life year saved per death averted 30.81  
Total life year saved or DALY averted 1541  
Cost per neonatal death averted (USD) 2545 3046
Cost/DALY averted (USD) 83 99
  1. INR Indian rupees, USD US dollar