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Table 4 Which Simple Intervention* achieves the same Worth as One-Shot with the smallest α for different initial conditions and values of β

From: The effect of different public health interventions on longevity, morbidity, and years of healthy life

   Proportion Healthy at Baseline, π
   0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9
Birth cohort           
β = 0   H H H H H H H H H H
0.1   H H H H H H H H H H
0.2   H H H H H H H H H H
0.3   H H H H H H H H H H
0.4   I H H H H H H H H H
0.5   I H H H H H H H H H
0.6   I I I I H H H H H H
0.7   I I I I I I H H H H
0.8   I I I I I I I I I I
0.9   I I I I I I I I I I
1.0   I I I I I I I I I I
Retiree cohort           
β = 0   T T T T H H H H H H
0.1   T T T T H H H H H H
0.2   T T T T H H H H H H
0.3   T T T T H H H H H H
0.4   I I I I I I H H H H
0.5   I I I I I I I I H H
0.6   I I I I I I I I H H
0.7   I I I I I I I I I H
0.8   I I I I I I I I I I
0.9   I I I I I I I I I I
1.0   I I I I I I I I I I
  1. * H is HP/DP, T is Treatment, I is ICU, and S is Safety (never the best). The parameter π is the baseline proportion healthy, and β is the relative worth of a year of sick life. For example, if π = .8 and β = .5, in the Retiree cohort the HP/DP intervention had the lowest required α, as was also seen in column 7 of Table 3.