Table 4

Probabilistic analysis results of the NPP cost-effectiveness

NPPCombinedSCU/HDUNICU
Point estimateLower 95% limitUpper 95% limitPoint estimateLower 95% limitUpper 95% limitPoint estimateLower 95% limitUpper 95% limit
Incremental implementation costs, £2943280855313412779857149
Incremental lifetime costs, £−943−1486−469−909−1514−362−867−1443−357
Incremental total costs, £−649−128435−356−1131539−769−1344258
Incremental QALYs0.010.010.020.010.010.020.010.010.02
Net monetary benefit*, £8861301621586−37214759873551675
  • *We used a willingness-to-pay threshold of £20 000 per QALY gained.

  • HDU, high dependency unit; NICU, neonatal intensive care unit; NPP, National PReCePT Programme; PReCePT, Preventing Cerebral Palsy in Pre Term labour; QALYs, quality-adjusted life-years; SCU, special care unit.