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Table 6 Benefit– cost ratio under different monetary approaches for mortality valuation under RCP8.5

From: Valuing deaths or years of life lost? Economic benefits of avoided mortality from early heat warning systems

Benefit-cost ratio Monetary approach
Option 1 VSL/VSL Option 2 VOLY/VSL Option 3 VOLY/VOLY
DMR 75% 1350 (360–3700) 340 (90–900) 42 (12–120)
DMR 35% 870 (230–2400) 110 (30–300)
  1. Value ranges attributable to the AR, comprehensiveness of the plan in terms of costs, and its effectiveness