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Table 5 Differences between groups of cost and cost/effectiveness(C/E) in the treatment of infectious complications

From: Comparison of multi-modal early oral nutrition for the tolerance of oral nutrition with conventional care after major abdominal surgery: a prospective, randomized, single-blind trial

  Multimodal EON group
(n = 53)
Conventional care group
(n = 54)
P value
Median cost of nutritional support/patient (IQR) 450.0 (426.7, 462.8) 496.8 (466.9, 526.4) <0.001
Median cost of nutritional support/patient/day (IQR) 69.7 (61.8, 79.9) 67.2 (53.1, 78.6) 0.497
Median total cost of treatment/patient (C) (IQR) 456.4 (429.7, 500.3) 509.6 (474.5, 567.5) <0.001
Effectiveness (E) 84.9% 79.9% 0.475
Cost/effectiveness (C/E) (IQR) 537.6 (506.1, 589.3) 637.8 (593.9, 710.3) <0.001
Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio 1064   
  1. EON early oral nutrition, IQR interquartile ranges, C cost, E effectiveness