Table 1

Life expectancy at birth (E0), life time cost expectancy (CE0), and both expectancies after elimination of cardiovascular diseases (E-0; CE-0). ΔE0 and ΔCE0 show the life time savings in life years and Euro (if negative, these are costs) after elimination of cardiovascular disease. At 18 000 Euro per saved and discounted life year, the acceptable cost of an intervention at birth is 18000 × ΔE0 + ΔCE0 Euro

Discount rate E0 CE0 E-0 CE-0 ΔE0 ΔCE0 Acceptable costs
  • Values are rounded.