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Table 3 Costs of procedures in the economic model

From: Decision uncertainty and value of further research: a case-study in fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair for complex abdominal aortic aneurysms

  Natural units, OSR Difference fEVAR-OSR Unit cost (£) Mean cost open Mean cost fEVAR
Resource Mean of studies from meta-analysis Pooled WMD from meta-analysis (Table 2) 53   
Length of stay (days) 10 − 4.83 353 2593 1352
Operative time (mins) 251 38.72 19.58 4421 5102
Blood units (450 ml) 3.25 − 2.41 144 454 118
ICU stay (days) 3.41 − 0.88 1178 4059 3012
Cost of device (£)     312 16,502
Other consumables     246 516
Total     13,529 27,658
  1. Costs inflated to 2016/17 prices using hospital pay and prices index [56]
  2. WMD weighted mean difference, OSR open surgical repair, fEVAR fenestrated endovascular repair