TABLE 2

The expected value of costs, QALY and incremental cost per QALY (base case) per one patient with mild asthma

StrategyCosts ($)QALY lossSequential incremental costsSequential incremental QALY lossSequential incremental cost per QALY Gained
No intervention42.130.0024
Preventive intervention only for asthmatics with genetic abnormality150.580.00021108.45−0.00219$49 555
Preventive intervention for all asthmatics153.20.000212.610Dominated

QALY: quality-adjusted life-year. All the numbers are per asthmatic.