Table 6.

Sensitivity Analysis on the Per-patient Cost of Uncomplicated Cases of Chickenpox

VariableDay Care Age (n = 92)School Age (n = 87)Overall Annual Cost*
Primary analysis (mean)
 Analysis based on the societal perspective370.2236.5109 165 652
Sensitivity analysis (mean)
 Variation of cost of days missed from work
  +20%392.4251.5115 808 566
  −20%348.1221.5102 526 779
 Variation of time lost 324.5203.695 178 598
 Variation of percent of day care children 399.7236.5115 259 860
  • * Based on an estimated yearly incidence rate for chickenpox of 344 656 cases. Average per-patient cost based on 60% of day care age children and 40% of school children.

  • Variation using minimum wage instead of Canadian regional salary.

  • Variation of the percent of day care age children in day care to 60%.