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Table 2 Summary of the input parameters in the model for multivariate sensitivity analysis and subgroup analysis

From: Comparison of screening strategies for prevalent vertebral fractures in South Korea: vertebral fracture assessment vs. spine radiography

Parameters Valuea Sources Note
Women Men
Cycle length one-year
 one-year VF incidence 0.06 0.02 HIRA NHI database
 one-year new VF incidence 0.11 0.11 [19] Hospital cohort-NHI database linked data
 VFs treatment costa (€) 1458 1509 HIRA NHI database
Women aged 70 and older, men aged 80 and older
 VF prevalence 0.43 0.46 [18] Community-based cohort
 two-year VF incidence 0.29 0.17 HIRA NHI database
 two-year new VF incidence 0.32 0.32 [19] Hospital cohort-NHI database linked data
 RR of new VF on drug therapy 0.60 0.60 [33] Meta-analysis, pooled RR
 Sensitivity of VFA 0.88 0.88 [34] Diagnostic accuracy study for elderly adults
 Specificity of VFA 0.99 0.99 [34] Diagnostic accuracy study for elderly adults
 VFs treatment costa (€) 1513 1675 HIRA NHI database
  1. HIRA Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, NHI National Health Insurance, VF vertebral fracture, VFA vertebral fracture assessment, RR relative risk
  2. aKorean won converted to euros (€) using an exchange rate of 1€ = 1482 KRW (2013)