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Table 6 Information gained in the analysis process QALY in both arms, where an artificial censoring around 30 percents has been created

From: On the censored cost-effectiveness analysis using copula information

Modelisation process

Control arm

Acupuncture arm

Kendall’s tau \((\hat {\tau }_{K})\)



QALY distribution

\(T_{adj} \sim \mathcal {N}(\hat {\mu }_{T_{adj}}=0.7133, \hat {\sigma }_{T_{adj}}=0.1026)\)

\(T_{adj} \sim \mathcal {N}(\hat {\mu }_{T_{adj}}=0.7304, \hat {\sigma }_{T_{adj}}=0.1005)\)

Selected copula family



Copula parameter \((\hat {\theta })\)