cost utility ratio

cost utility ratio

The cost of achieving a given level of utility gain from a healthcare intervention. Cost-utility ratio is often expressed as the cost of gaining one quality-adjusted life year (QALY).
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In the third step, cost utility ratio (CUR) was calculated by dividing the incremental annualized costs of the intervention by the incremental QALYs gained of that intervention.
Economic outcomes were expressed as costs per case of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (grade II or worse) detected, by trial arm, as confirmed at exit, and cost utility ratios (cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained) for the three pair-wise comparisons of trial arms.
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