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Table 2 Estimation of stochastic variables for Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis

From: Long-term cost-utility analysis of remote monitoring of older patients with pacemakers: the PONIENTE study

Variablea Monitoring Intervention groups
[n (CM) = 34; n (RM) = 21]
Monte-Carlo simulation
[n (CM) = 5000; n (RM) = 5000]
Assumed distribution
Mean Std.Dev. Interval Mean Std.Dev. Interval
NVH CM 7.49 1.70 (4–12) 9.40 7.24 (2–88) Gamma
RM 4.38 2.62 (2–10) 6.38 37.34 (2–30) Gamma
NRT CM . . . . . . .
RM 6.62 1.72 (4–9) 8.64 6.41 (2–48) Gamma
NVHA CM 1.91 0.70 (1–3) 1.90 1.80 (0–16) Gamma
RM 1.33 0.66 (0–3) 1.31 1.24 (0–10) Gamma
UCIT CM 8.72 9.31 (2.7–40.27) 8.69 3.18 (1.28–22.88) Gamma
RM 7.57 7.71 (2.7–34.56) 7.58 1.44 (3.55–13.36) Gamma
TVH CM 75.43 39.43 (0–180) 74.80 63.83 (0.33–495.32) Gamma
RM 88.57 44.98 (0–180) 88.56 76.33 (0.04–645.03) Gamma
EQ–5D M12 CM 0.82 0.37 (−0.654–1) 0.81 0.73 (0–6.59) Gamma
RM 0.90 0.19 (0.362–1) 0.93 0.90 (0–7.65) Gamma
EQ–5D M60 CM 0.77 0.36 (−0.572–1) 0.75 0.66 (0–5.62) Gamma
RM 0.68 0.39 (−0.33–1) 0.69 0.55 (0–4.28) Gamma
  1. a CM Conventional Monitoring; RM Remote Monitoring; NVH number of visits to hospital; NRT number of remote transfers to hospital; NVHA number of visits to hospital by ambulance; UCIT unitary cost of informal transport; TVH unitary time spent by a visit to hospital; EQ–5D M12 EuroQoL five-dimensional questionnaire after 12 months; EQ–5D M60 EuroQoL five-dimensional questionnaire after 5 years