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Table 5 Sensitivity analysis for estimates of heart failure indirect costs in Poland (2015) according to varying assumptions regarding model parameters

From: Indirect costs and public finance consequences of heart failure in Poland, 2012–2015

  Total indirect costs (€) Change from base scenario
Base scenario (BS) 945,335,000
Discount rate (BS: 5%)
 0% 1,217,148,974 28.8%
 3.5% 1,007,078,204 6.5%
Exchange rate (BS: 4.19 zlotys per €)
 3.98 994,166,151 5.2%
 4.51 877,139,348 − 7.2%
Coefficient to adjust for decreasing marginal labour productivity (BS: 0.65)
 0.6 872,616,923 − 7.7%
 0.7 1,018,053,077 7.7%
Rate of productivity reduction for presenteeism of the sick (BS: 22.7%)
 18.2% (− 20%) 905,484,627 − 4.2%
 27.2% (+ 20%) 985,185,374 4.2%
Number of caregivers’ absence days (BS: 2966)
 1780 (−40%) 945,244,014 0.0%
 4152 (+ 40%) 945,425,979 0.0%
Productivity measure (BS: Per worker gross domestic product)
 Per worker gross value added 837,361,164 − 11.4%
Number of people with HF at working age (BS: 212987)
 170,389 (−20%) 902,511,375 −4.5%
 255,584 (+ 20%) 988,158,626 4.5%
Number of deaths due to HF (BS: 5633)
 4506 (−20%) 830,900,512 −12,1%