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Table 3 Upper and Lower values implemented in the one-way sensitivity analysis

From: The cost of anal cancer in England: retrospective hospital data analysis and Markov model

Scenario/variable Upper value Lower value
Admission type for primary treatment*
Radiotherapy planning £2,869 £729
PICC line insertion £2,068 £751
Procure 5-FU £339 £286
Initial 5-FU cycle delivery £334 £302
Subsequent 5-FU cycle delivery £294 £206
Radiotherapy delivery £261 £111
Cost of staging/primary treatment
MRI scans £413 £235
CT scans £177 £116
Fine needle aspiration £616 £269
Examination under anaesthetic/biopsy £1,797 £1,117
Radiotherapy planning £1,309 £674
Mytomycin C £48 £40
PICC line insertion £877 £414
Procure 5-FU £360 £187
Initial 5-FU cycle delivery £401 £232
Subsequent 5-FU cycle delivery £343 £210
Radiotherapy delivery £134 £122
Intensity of follow-up
Low-risk of relapse
Follow-up appointments 18 14
MRI scans 2 0
CT scans 2 0
High-risk of relapse
Follow-up appointments 18 14
MRI scans 7 5
CT scans 4 2
Cost of follow-up interventions
MRI scans £413 £235
CT scans £177 £116
  1. *Upper and lower values are for inpatient and outpatient costs, respectively.
  2. Based on upper and lower quartile of the reference costs for each item.