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Table 4 Sensitivity analysis performed, expressed in € per life-year and percent change from average cost

From: Cost of intensive care in a Norwegian University hospital 1997–1999

Analysis performed €/life-year %
Average cost 684 100
Increasing SMR to 1.0 780 114
Increasing SMR to 1.2 908 133
Decreasing SMR to 0.7 644 94
25% increase in all intensive care unit costs 854 125
100% increase in cost of medication 742 108
Introducing a new treatment for severe sepsis 720 105
  1. SMR, standardised mortality ratio.