Table 5

Cost-effectiveness analysis of correct treatment and isolation decisions

StrategyCost per patient tested Incremental cost Effectiveness#Incremental effectivenessCost-effectiveness ratio Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio
Correct treatment decisions
 +PCR SMPOS130.000.9716133.84
 NOPCR225.4095.300.9569−0.0147235.52Dominated
Correct isolation decisions
 +PCR SMPOS130.000.03024308.55
 NOPCR225.4095.300.0155−0.014714543.73Dominated
  • +PCR SMPOS: smear and culture testing to all specimens, and PCR testing only to smear-positive specimens

  • NOPCR: smear and culture testing to all specimens, no PCR testing

  • #: probability of correct decision