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Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "Because these potential interventions are theoretical, we used a threshold cost-effectiveness approach to explore this forward-looking concept. We examined economic parameters at which these interventions could be cost-effective or even cost saving. A threshold analysis was used to examine the addition of new interventions to the standard of care. Incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were used to compare treatment strategies. One-way, scenario, and probabilistic sensitivity analyses were conducted to analyze parameter uncertainty and define cost and effectiveness thresholds. Our results suggest that even a 3% reduction in severe cases due to an adjunct strategy is likely to reduce the cost of overall treatment and have the greatest impact on cost-effectiveness. In this model, for example, an investment of
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These findings illustrate the striking degree to which an adjunct intervention could improve patient outcomes and be cost-effective or even cost saving."
For more information on this research see: Snakebite: An Exploratory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Adjunct Treatment Strategies.
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