An object that summarizes simulated measures of clinical effectiveness and costs from a simulation model for use in a cost-effectiveness analysis.

Format

A list containing two elements:

  • costs Total (discounted) costs by category.

  • qalys (Discounted) quality-adjusted life-years.

Costs

The 'costs' data.table contains the following columns:

category

The cost category.

dr

The discount rate.

sample

A randomly sampled parameter set from the probabilistic sensitivity analysis (PSA)

strategy_id

The treatment strategy ID.

grp

An optional column denoting a subgroup. If not included, it is assumed that a single subgroup is being analyzed.

costs

Costs.

Quality-adjusted life-years

The 'qalys' data.table contains the following columns:

dr

The discount rate.

sample

A randomly sampled parameter set from the probabilistic sensitivity analysis (PSA)

strategy_id

The treatment strategy ID.

grp

An optional column denoting a subgroup. If not included, it is assumed that a single subgroup is being analyzed.

qalys

Quality-adjusted life-years