Skip to main content

Table 5 Sensitivity analysis-potential cost saving by scenario when important parameters were all the maximum values

From: The economic benefits of increased sugar-free chewing gum in China: a budget impact analysis

  Scenario 1 Scenario 2 Scenario 3
Current PCC 28.67 28.67 28.67
Increased PCC 365.00 245.45 403.34
Costs of increased SFG ¥142.35($21.51) ¥95.73($14.47) ¥157.30($23.77)
Current DMFT 2.00 2.00 2.00
Decreased DMFT 0.78 0.54 0.84
Expenditure due to caries (per tooth) ¥450.00($68.00) ¥450.00($68.00) ¥450.00($68.00)
Dental cost saving after increase in SFG consumption ¥348.82($52.71) ¥245.13($37.04) ¥378.45($57.19)
Average cost saving per person ¥206.47($31.20) ¥149.40($22.58) ¥221.15($33.42)
Total national cost savings (in B RMB/ USD) ¥966.39($146.04) ¥699.30($105.68) ¥1,035.12($156.42)
  1. PCC per capita consumption of sugar-free gum per year, SFG Sugar-Free Gum, DMFT decayed, missing and filled teeth in permanent dentition
  2. Important parameters include the price of each piece of SFG, the expenditure due to caries per tooth and the CI of the parameters in the dose–response relationship between DMFT and SFG annual consumption