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Table 3 Changes to threshold (expressed as a ratio) when individual cost elements are adjusted by 1%

From: The costs and potential savings of a novel telepaediatric service in Queensland

A B C D E F G H
  Actual (A$) Threshold (number of patients) + 0.5% -0.5% Change Ratio (%) Rank
Telepaediatrics        
Equipment (incl. interest) 128,191.01 774.36 775.14 773.58 1.56 0.20 3
ISDN installation 2655.00 774.36 774.37 774.34 0.03 0.00 9
ISDN line rental 32,400.00 774.36 774.56 774.16 0.39 0.05 6
Coordinators 475,000.00 774.36 777.24 771.48 5.76 0.74 2
ISDN call costs 65,400.00 774.36 774.56 774.15 0.41 0.05 6
RCH consultants 109,000.00 774.36 774.70 774.02 0.68 0.09 4
RCH nursing/allied health 27,250.00 774.36 774.44 774.27 0.17 0.02 7
Regional presenter 81,750.00 774.36 774.61 774.10 0.51 0.07 5
Regional admin support 16,350.00 774.36 774.41 774.31 0.10 0.01 8
Project costs 18,000.00 774.36 774.41 774.30 0.11 0.01 8
Conventional outpatients        
RCH consultants 109,000.00 774.36 774.70 774.02 0.68 0.09 4
RCH nursing/allied health 27,250.00 774.36 774.27 774.44 -0.17 -0.02 7
RCH admin support 16,350.00 774.36 774.31 774.41 -0.10 -0.01 8
Patient travel 1,391,670.00 774.36 770.02 778.74 -8.72 -1.13 1
Patient accommodation 8994.00 774.36 774.33 774.39 -0.06 -0.01 8
Legend
Column A Description of cost
Column B Original value of cost (in current evaluation)
Column C Original number of patients required to reach the point of threshold
Column D Adjusted threshold point when unit cost increased by 0.5%
Column E Adjusted threshold point when unit cost decreased by 0.5%
Column F Difference in threshold = (D-E)
Column G (Difference in threshold/original threshold) × 100
Column H Rank – most sensitive (1) to least sensitive (9) to change