Table 7.

Sensitivity Analysis on the Per-patient Cost of Complicated Chickenpox and the Effect on the Overall Economic Burden of the Disease

AnalysisIMPACT
1991–1996
Overall
Economic
Impact*
Primary analysismean (SD)7059.9  (787.1)122 374 725
Sensitivity analysis mean (SD)
 Variation of cost of hospitalization
  +20%8388.8  (933.1)124 861 097
  −20%5731.0  (641.3)119 888 353
 Incidence rate variation
  0.74%124 898 016
  0.34%119 851 434
  • * The overall economic impact is based on the cost of uncomplicated chickenpox as well as on complicated chickenpox, as assessed from the IMPACT 1991–1996 database analysis.

  • Primary analysis, based on a societal perspective (see Table 6).

  • Incidence rate of complications in the primary analysis (0.54%).