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Table 4 Cost-effectivenes of five strategies for TB diagnosis (smear; culture; Detect-TB; smear plus Detect-TB; and smear plus culture)

From: Smear plus Detect-TB for a sensitive diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis: a cost-effectiveness analysis in an incarcerated population

Strategy Cost per patient (US$) Incremental cost (US$) Effectiveness (Detected case) C/E Ratio ICER
Smear 0.224327   26 0.008628  
Culture 19.27714 2.12365 51 0.377983 (Dominated)
Detect-TB 1.59707 0.01171 41 0.038953 (Dominated)
Smear plus Detect-TB 1.585356 1.36103 48 0.033028 0.06186
Smear plus culture 17.15348 15.5681 53 0.323651 3.11362