TABLE V

Cost effectiveness and incremental cost effectiveness of different protocols for intervention on raised cholesterol levels by sex for the basic strategy

Cost effectiveness (pounds sterling1000/lifeyear gained)Change in cost effectiveness (pounds sterling1000/discounted life year gained)Change in cost effectiveness from previous protocol (pounds sterling1000/life year gained)Change in cost effectiveness from previous protocol (pounds sterling1000/discounted life year gained)
Cholesterol intervention protocol*MenWomenMenWomenMenWomenMenWomen
10.61.61.12.9
20.31.60.52.81.60.032.70.03
31.13.91.87.022.316.540.027.3
43.08.75.215.528.217.848.430.1
56.414.210.825.931.217.860.529.2
  • *Protocol 1=No treatment; 2=dietary advice at 8.5 mmol/l, drugs at 9.5 mmol/l; 3=dietary advice at 7.5 mmol/l, drugs at 8.5 mmol/l; 4=diet at 6.5 mmol/l, drugs at 7.5 mmol/l; 5=dietary advice at 5.5 mmol/l, drugs at 6.5 mmol/l.