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Table 4 CEA with an intermediate health outcome: cost per patient with 95% ART adherence

From: Cost-effectiveness analyses of training: a manager’s guide

  Pre-training Post-training
Program cost   
Remuneration $50,000 $30,000
Medication $100,000 $110,000
Total program cost $150,000 $140,000
Cost of training (annuitized)* $0 $5,000
Total cost $150,000 145,000
Cost-effectiveness analysis   
Number of patients 400 440
Percentage of patients with 95% ART adherence 90% 85%
Number of patients with 95% ART adherence 360 374
Cost-effectiveness result   Dominates**
  1. *The annual cost of a $20,000 training with a four-year life of investment is $5,000.
  2. **No cost-effectiveness ratio is necessary, because a program with lower cost and higher effectiveness dominates the alternative.