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Table 7 Sensitivity analysis—projected costs and outcomes per 1000 population over 20 years

From: The potential impact and cost-effectiveness of tobacco reduction strategies for tuberculosis prevention in Canadian Inuit communities

Strategy Cost TB incidence TB deaths QALYs accrued
Pharmacotherapy interventions’ effectiveness lasts 5 years
 Status quo—no new intervention $816,588 18.88 1.83 14,963.00
 Increased taxation $800,890 18.43 1.76 14,963.66
 Pharmacotherapy and counselling $953,746 18.65 1.79 14,963.33
 Pharmacotherapy, counselling, and mass media campaign $1,009,480 18.52 1.77 14,963.52
 Combination of all strategies $977,469 17.61 1.62 14,964.90
Taxation (one time increase), pharmacotherapy, and mass media continued for 20 years
 Status quo—no new intervention $816,588 18.88 1.83 14,963.00
 Increased Taxation $800,890 18.43 1.76 14,963.66
 Pharmacotherapy and counselling $2,732,610 18.48 1.77 14,963.48
 Pharmacotherapy, counselling, and mass media campaign $3,444,542 18.27 1.73 14,963.73
 Combination of all strategies $3,047,175 17.36 1.58 14,965.13
Scenario where 50% of smokers attempt quitting and use pharmacotherapy services
 Status quo—no new intervention $816,588 18.88 1.83 14,963.00
 Increased taxation $800,890 18.43 1.76 14,963.66
 Pharmacotherapy and counselling $1,293,929 17.83 1.66 14,964.42
 Pharmacotherapy, counselling, and mass media campaign $1,288,847 17.63 1.62 14,964.74
 Combination of all strategies $1,226,645 15.87 1.33 14,967.53
Scenario where 75% of smokers attempt quitting and use pharmacotherapy services
 Status quo—no new intervention $816,588 18.88 1.83 14,963.00
 Increased taxation $800,890 18.43 1.76 14,963.66
 Pharmacotherapy and counselling $1,521,195 16.97 1.52 14,965.59
 Pharmacotherapy, counselling, and mass media campaign $1,512,916 16.68 1.47 14,966.07
 Combination of all strategies $1,433,675 14.46 1.09 14,969.78