Table 3

Cost effectiveness of ward based non-invasive ventilation in reducing mortality in hospital in two groups of patients (n=236)

Standard treatment (n=118)Non-invasive ventilation (n=118)
Costs (£):
Ward127 355139 243
Non-invasive ventilation3 390*26 664
Additional non-invasive ventilation nursing67*525
Intensive care unit142 57652 981
Total337 435288 073
Effectiveness of intervention:
No of deaths2412
No discharged98108
Saving with non-invasive ventilation (£)49 362
Deaths avoided with non-invasive ventilation12
  • * Cost due to the use of non-invasive ventilation after meeting failure criteria.