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Table 5 Sensitivity analysis based on estimations of overhead costs of 9% and 15% respectively and assumptions that two-thirds or half of an employee’s time is spent on patient care, respectively

From: Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis in elective cesarean section

Preventable infections 38% and 62% 24% and 47%
Overhead excluded 9% 15% 9% 15%
Time spent on patient care 2/3 1/2 2/3 1/2 2/3 1/2 2/3 1/2
Care costs that are preventable 45.3 45.3 42.3 42.3 33.7 33.7 31.5 31.5
Costs to administer antibiotic prophylaxis 14.1 16.4 14.1 16.4 14.1 16.4 14.1 16.4
Cost reduction per woman 31.2 28.9 28.2 25.9 19.6 17.3 17.4 15.1
Probability of cost saving 0.986 0.980 0.984 0.976 0.920 0.885 0.904 0.865
  1. All costs are in Euros
  2. OH overhead costs