Table 3

The results of base case and sensitivity analyses

AnalysisStrategyCost/patient tested Incremental cost
Base analysisNOPCR225.40
 PCR results in 4 days, culture results in 2 weeks+PCR254.9029.50
Sensitivity analysis 1NOPCR226.40
 PCR results in 4 days, culture results in 3 weeks+PCR254.9028.50
Sensitivity analysis 2NOPCR226.40
 PCR results in 1 day, culture results in 3 weeks+PCR217.50−8.90
Sensitivity analysis 3NOPCR225.40
 PCR results in 4 days, culture results in 2 weeks+PCR SMPOS130.00−95.40
  • NOPCR: smear and culture testing to all specimens, no polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing

  • +PCR: smear, culture and PCR testing to all specimens

  • +PCR SMPOS: smear and culture testing to all specimens, and PCR testing only to smear-positive specimens