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Table 1 Input parameters for the budget impact analysis

From: Return-to-work intervention for cancer survivors: budget impact and allocation of costs and returns in the Netherlands and six major EU-countries

Parameter Value for the Netherlands Value for a reference cancer centre Source
Cancer incidence in the Netherlands:    
2015 110,215 6,533 Signaleringscommissie Kanker of the Dutch Cancer Society, 2011 [4]
2016 112,776 6,675
2017 115,337 6,816
2018 117,899 6,805
2019 120,460 7,097
2020 123,021 6,237
Percentage of eligible patients:
% with 5-year survival 62 %   Dutch Cancer Registry [15]
% aged 25–64 40 %   Dutch Cancer Registry [14]
% with treatment outcome that allows 80 %   Assumption
RTW
% who want to resume work 85 %   Assumption
% who wish to follow intervention 70 %   Assumption
% eligible for intervention 12 % (=1*0.32*0.80*0.85*0.70)   Product of the above
Capacity in current practice:
2015 5 % 5 % Assumptions
2015 5 % 5 %
2016 5 % 5 %
2017 5 % 5 %
2018 5 % 5 %
2019 5 % 5 %
2020 5 % 5 %
Capacity in new situation:
2015 20 % 30 % Assumptions
2016 30 % 60 %
2017 40 % 90 %
2018 50 % 90 %
2019 60 % 90 %
2020 70 % 90 %
Percentage of patients for whom the intervention is reimbursed in current situation: 100 %   
Percentage of patients for whom the intervention is reimbursed in new situation: 10 %   Assumption
Intervention costs € 1,517   Assessment of the costs based on intervention description [13] and information provided from the staff who delivered the intervention.
Additional weekly working hours in the new situation 5.8 h   Thijs et al., 2011 [17]