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Table 3 The long-term cost-effectiveness of U@Uni results (all results are per person)

From: The cost-effectiveness of a theory-based online health behaviour intervention for new university students: an economic evaluation

  Do nothing U@Uni Incremental*
Scenario 1: Full development and implementation of U@Uni
Discounted life years 39.5088 39.5096 0.0008
Discounted QALYs 33.2426 33.2553 0.0128
Discounted costs £0.00 £291.53 £291.53
ICER - - £22,844
Net monetary benefit (NMB)** at threshold of £20,000 per QALY - - -£36.30
Probability U@Uni is cost-effective at willingness-to-pay threshold of £20,000 per QALY - - 38.18%
Cost per smoker avoided with U@Uni - - £55,882
Scenario 2: Roll-out of U@Uni
Discounted life years 39.5088 39.5096 0.0008
Discounted QALYs 33.2426 33.2553 0.0128
Discounted costs £0.00 £19.71 £19.71
ICER - - £1,545
Net monetary benefit (NMB)** at threshold of £20,000 per QALY - - £236
Probability U@Uni is cost-effective at willingness-to-pay threshold of £20,000 per QALY - - 96.54%
Cost per smoker avoided with U@Uni - - £3,778
Threshold cost analysis
  U@Uni price ICER Probability U@Uni is cost-effective at £20 K threshold
£0 £0 97.64%
£5 £392 97.56%
£10 £784 97.32%
£25 £1,959 96.26%
£50 £3,918 94.34%
£100 £7,836 87.36%
£150 £11,754 77.54%
£200 £15,672 64.38%
£255 £19,981 48.24%
  1. *Any apparent discrepancies are due to rounding.
  2. **Net monetary benefit = incremental QALYs x willingness-to-pay threshold – incremental costs.