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Table 3 Values of parameters used in DALYs

From: Review of a two-year methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening program and cost-effectiveness analysis in Singapore

Parameter Value
Age weighting correction constant, C 0.1658a
Social discount rate, r 0. 03a
Average age of the individuals at the onset of symptoms, a 61b
Duration of the disability per year, L 0.01c
Parameter from the age-weighting function, β 0.04a,d
Disability weight, D 0.041e
  1. a[35]
  2. bThe Median age for positive MRSA patients reported in Table 4
  3. cCalculated by dividing addition hospitalization days (i.e. 4 days) by 356 days
  4. dThe age weighting function represents the value of life at different ages. It reflects the different social roles of individuals at different ages, i.e. young and elderly require care giving [35]
  5. e[60]