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Table 1 Conventional incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of five new programmes by using five disease-specific comparators

From: Some reflections on the use of inappropriate comparators in CEA

New healthcare intervention Disease-specific comparator
  Cost QALY Cost QALY ICER Order
\({p}_{1}\) 30,000 0.8 28,000 0.4 5000 1
\({p}_{2}\) 30,000 0.8 28,000 0.7 20,000 2
\({p}_{3}\) 30,000 0.8 12,000 0.7 180,000 3
\({p}_{4}\) 60,000 0.8 58,000 0.4 5000 1
\({p}_{5}\) 90,000 0.8 88,000 0.7 20,000 2
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