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Table 8 Sensitivity analysis for changing the operation patterns of the Izumisano City Hospital

From: A cost-benefit analysis on the specialization in departments of obstetrics and gynecology in Japan

  lower scenario base scenario upper scenario
Waiting time for a medical exam (mins) 60 90 120
B/C ratio 1.639 1.367 1.114
Number of obstetricians and gynecologistsa 10 13 16
B/C ratio 1.254 1.367 1.461
Number of nursing staffb 15 19 23
B/C ratio 1.170 1.367 1.357
Pediatricians on dutyc Only half day Only in the daytime 24 hours
B/C ratio 1.081 1.367 1.566
Early-evening and weekend examsd   No Yes
B/C ratio   1.367 1.701
  1. Notes:a A decrease (increase) of 30 million JP¥ in extra personnel cost per year is posted in the analysis, corresponding to the situation of decreasing (increasing) 3 individuals relative to the current number of obstetricians and gynecologists (13 individuals). b A decrease (increase) of 21.36 million JP¥ in extra personnel cost per year is posted in the analysis, corresponding to the situation of decreasing (increasing) 4 individuals relative to the current number of nursing staff (19 individuals). c An increase of 50 million JP¥ in extra personnel cost per year is posted in the analysis, corresponding to the situation of changing the system of pediatricians on duty from the current status (only in the daytime) to 24 hours. d An increase of 30 million JP¥ in extra personnel cost per year is posted in the analysis, corresponding to the situation of starting early-evening and weekend exams