Table 4

Base-case and sensitivity analyses of stroke aftercare vs care-as-usual, incremental cost-effectiveness ratios and plane distributions

Sample sizeTotal costs (€)Total effectsCost-effectivenessDistribution CE-plane (%, quadrant)
AnalysisEffect measure/
sensitivity analysis
Stroke aftercareCare-as-usualStroke aftercareCare-as-usualStroke aftercareCare-as-usual∆Total costs (€)∆EffectsICUR/
ICER
NESE dominantSWNW inferior
Base caseQALY8430617 682.116 510.30.590.541171.80.0524 678.6653401
 SensitivityTIA exclusion7130617 399.616 510.30.590.54889.30.0520 595.2623701
Costs correction T18430617 682.115 273.10.590.542408.90.0550 733.9801900
50% increase8430617 727.616 510.30.590.541217.30.0525 638.1663301
Dutch tariffs8430617 682.116 510.30.620.571171.80.0527 103.7673300
Base caseHADS total8430617 682.116 510.332.6132.571171.80.0427 709.630221236
 SensitivityTIA exclusion7130617 399.616 510.332.3732.57889.3−0.20−4521.121191941
Correction T18430617 682.115 273.132.6132.572408.90.0456 965.04014740
50% increase8430617 727.616 510.332.6132.571217.30.0428 786.930221335
HADS anxiety8430617 682.116 510.316.4216.371171.80.0524 513.533231233
HADS depression8430617 682.116 510.316.1916.201171.8−0.01−25 2001.629211337
Base caseUSER-P8430617 682.116 510.385.4680.551171.84.91238.6663400
 SensitivityTIA exclusion7130617 399.616 510.384.9580.55889.34.40201.9603901
Correction T18430617 682.115 273.185.4680.552409.94.91490.6811900
50% increase8430617 727.616 510.385.4680.551217.34.91247.9673300
  • CE-plane, cost-effectiveness plane; HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; ICER, incremental cost-effectiveness ratio; ICUR, incremental cost-utility ratio; NE, north-east; NW, north-west; QALY, quality adjusted life year; SE, south-east; SW, south-west; USER-P, Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation.