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Table 1 Summary of utility parameters used in the decision analytic model

From: Cost-effectiveness of endovenous laser ablation of the great saphenous vein in patients with uncomplicated primary varicosis

  EVLT QALY Surgery QALY Time point Data source for calculation, distribution
Base case 1 (+ Alternative 4, 7) SF-36 derived HUI2-II score: 1.360; QALY: 0.1133 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score: 1.430; QALY: 0.1192 1 month Rasmussen [1], triangular
Base case 2 (+ Alternative 5, 8) SF-36 derived HUI2-II score:1.440; QALY: 0.3600 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score:1.470; QALY: 0.3675 3 months Rasmussen [1], triangular
Base case 3(+ Alternative 6, 9) SF-36 derived HUI2-II score:1.470; QALY: 0.735 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score:1.470; QALY: 0.735 6 months Rasmussen [1], triangular
Alternative 10, 12, 13 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score: 1.480; QALY: 0.1709 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score: 1.390; QALY: 0.1605 6 weeks Mekako [24], triangular
Alternative 11, 15, 14 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score: 1.520; QALY: 0.3510 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score:1.420; QALY: 0.3279 12 weeks Mekako [24], triangular
Alternative 16, 17 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score: 1.467; QALY: 0.735 SF-36 derived HUI2-II score: 1.473; QALY: 0.735 6 months Rasmussen [1], triangular
Alternative 18, 19 VAS disutility as to Kovacs: EVLT1: −0.28 EVLT2: −0.175; QALY: −0.0053846/−0.0033654 VAS disutility as to Kovacs: −0.28; QALY: −0.0053846 Day 7 Darwood [23], triangular
Alternative 20, 21 VAS disutility as to Kovacs: EVLT1: −0.385
EVLT2: −0.630; QALY: −0.0074038/−0.0121154
VAS disutility as to Kovacs: −0.49; QALY: −0.0094231 Mean day 1–7 Darwood [23], triangular
Alternative 22, 24 VAS disutility as to Kovacs: −0.606; QALY: −0.0126923 VAS disutility as to Kovacs: −0.602; QALY: −0.0115769 Day 7 Kalteis [22], triangular
Alternative 23, 25 VAS disutility as to Kovacs: −0.039; QALY: −0.00325 VAS disutility as to Kovacs: −0.087; QALY: −0.00715 Day 28 Kalteis [22], triangular