Table 2

Total bed days and costs associated with futile treatment over 12 months

ItemHosp A
Hosp B
Hosp C
Annual ward days32865011412160
95% uncertainty interval297–359600–7031075–10292029–2318
Annual ICU days1433827161153
95% uncertainty interval132–155358–406677–7581074–1230
Annual cost to the health system ($A thou)16713923700812 350
95% uncertainty interval1577–17623716–41266709–735211 759–12 954
Annual hospital willingness to pay ($A thou)135310554988
95% uncertainty interval128–143293–327529–580942–1037