Table 3

Example of a Burkitt lymphoma treatment programme in Malawi*

Sensitivity analysis
3% Discounting6% Discounting0% Discounting†
Years of life lost without treatment33.0220.3645.33
Years lived with disability without treatment0.010.010.01
Years lived with disability during treatment0.010.010.01
DALYs lost per untreated case, years32.9720.2845.16
National DALYs with no treatment, years14 773.299107.3920 278.26
National DALYs averted with treatment, years7078.814359.229719.44
Upper limit of cost effective, US$/case$42 729$26 313$58 669
Upper limit of very cost effective, US$/case$14 243$8771$19 556
  • *If results from the included sample study were replicated at the national level.

  • †No age weight was applied as well.

  • DALYs, disability-adjusted life years; YLD, years lived with disability.