Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Quadripolar Versus Bipolar Left Ventricular Leads for Cardiac Resynchronization Defibrillator Therapy in a Large, Multicenter UK Registry
Jonathan M. Behar, Hui Men Selina Chin, Steve Fearn, Julian O.M. Ormerod, James Gamble, Paul W.X. Foley, Julian Bostock, Simon Claridge, Tom Jackson, Manav Sohal, Antonios P. Antoniadis, Reza Razavi, Tim R. Betts, Neil Herring and Christopher Aldo Rinaldi
Each point represents the result of 1 of the 1,000 simulations. Points to the left of the vertical axis are simulation results in which quadripolar CRTD was more effective and less expensive than bipolar CRTD. Points to the right of the vertical axis are simulation results in which quadripolar CRTD was more effective and more expensive than bipolar CRTD. The diagonal black line is the £20,000 ($30,000) per QALY gained line (i.e., all points above this are simulation results in which the incremental cost per QALY gained was less than £20,000 [$30,000]). Abbreviations as in Figure 2.