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Table 5 Results of the cost-effectiveness analyses – FGC versus CAU

From: Cost-effectiveness of Family Group Conferencing in child welfare: a controlled study

  T4 – 6 months after T5–12 months after
  ICER CE-plane (%) ICEA curve in %a ICER CE-plane (%) ICEA curve in %a
Indications of child maltreatment   NE NW SW SE    NE NW SW SE  
FGC total Inferior 33 49 10 8 18–20 Inferior 25 45 18 12 29–28
FGC – dropped out in referral phase Dominant 22 4 14 60 74–86 €371.011,- 0 2 58 40 98–95
FGC – dropped out after informative meeting €41.891,33 4 7 57 32 89–77 €107.724,- 7 26 31 36 67–65
FGC – dropped out in preparation phase Inferior 19 82 0 0 0–0 Inferior 26 73 1 0 1–1
FGC – completed with conference Inferior 2 93 5 0 5–0 Inferior 29 71 0 0 1–0
Empowerment
 FGC total €5.743,75 78 2 0 21 21–70 €28.337,50 53 22 8 18 26–36
 FGC – dropped out in referral phase Dominant 26 0 0 74 74–100 Dominant 2 1 34 64 98–95
 FGC – dropped out after informative meeting Dominant 12 0 0 88 88–100 Dominant 33 1 6 61 66–86
FGC – dropped out in preparation phase Inferior 51 49 0 0 0–0 €263.945,25 63 36 0 0 1–1
FGC – completed with conference Inferior 12 81 5 1 6–5 Inferior 46 54 0 0 1–1
Social support
 FGC total €12.371,15 66 12 4 19 23–46 €13.335,29 71 3 2 25 26–46
 FGC – dropped out in referral phase Dominant 22 3 18 57 75–86 Dominant 2 0 10 88 98–100
 FGC – dropped out after informative meeting Dominant 13 0 1 86 87–99 Dominant 34 0 1 66 66–91
 FGC – dropped out in preparation phase €78.686,21 89 12 0 0 0–0 €42.231,24 99 0 0 1 1–4
 FGC – completed with conference €127.668,- 55 39 2 3 5–21 €261.985,40 75 24 0 0 0–0
  1. Notes. aChance of cost-effectiveness for FGC compared to CAU without additional investments and with investment of 10.000 euro. ICER Incremental Cost-Effectiveness Ratio, CE-plane Cost-Effectiveness plane, ICEA Cost-Effectiveness Acceptability Curve, Dominant: Lower costs and larger effects for FGC compared to CAU; Inferior: Higher costs and smaller effects for FGC compared to CAU