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Table 3 Cost comparison of different management strategies and cut offs

From: Evaluation of adjunctive HPV testing by Hybrid Capture II®in women with minor cytological abnormalities for the diagnosis of CIN2/3 and cost comparison with colposcopy

  Colposcopy in all women with minor cytol. disorders without HPV testing Colposcopy only in HPV positive (≥1RLU) women with minor cytol. disorders Colposcopy only in HPV positive (≥3RLU) women with minor cytol. disorders Colposcopy in women over 30 y with minor cytol. disorders without HPV testing Colposcopy only in HPV positive (≥3RLU) women over 30 y with minor cytol. disorders
No. of colposcopies 133 94 84 66 37
No. of HPV tests 0 133 133 0 66
Costs of colposcopies £12407 £8768 £7835 £6156 £3451
Savings by omitting colposcopies in women who test HRHPV negative 0 £3639 £4572 0 £2705
Cost neutral price for 1 HRHPV HCII test (savings/No. of HPV tests)   £27.35 £34.37   £41
No of CIN2 or worse detected 30 29 29 16 16