TABLE 4.

Component costs used to calculate the weighted cost per case for the four testing strategiesa

TestCost ($) Viral diagnostic testsHospitalizationOther tests and proceduresAntibioticsTotal xTAG RVP$803,4795863,623
DFA143,8345763,911
DFA + SVC253,8265763,914
DFA + xTAG RVP583,7285763,849
• a The total cost per case was determined by the model and by using the weighted test costs and the weighted hospital costs, as shown in Table 3, and were broken down into component costs. The hospital costs were the same as those indicated in Table 3.