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  1. Economic aspects of treatment with captopril for patients with asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction in The Netherlands.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective To estimate the costs and effects of preventive treatment with captopril compared with the current treatment policy in patients with asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction after a myocardial infarction.

    Methods Estimates of effects are based on the results of the SAVE trial.

    Costs are estimated on the basis of current treatment patterns in four Dutch hospitals.

    All knowledge is incorporated in a mathematical model extrapolating the SAVE results to 20 years.

    Results and conclusions Captopril treatment is expected to increase survival at certain costs.

    The average additional costs per patient are estimated at DF1 2 491 in 4 years and at DFI 8 723 in 20 years of treatment.

    Costs per additional survivor after 4 years are estimated at DF1 69126.

    After extrapolation of the results of the SAVE trial to 20 years, costs per life-year gained can be estimated at DFI 15 799.

    From univariate sensitivity analysis it appears that the results are highly sensitive for the costs of treatment with captopril and the occurrence and prevention of clinical heart failure.

    Varying all estimates randomly between upper and lower limits - in 5000 simulations - an estimate of costs per life-year gained of DFI 15 729 is made for 20 years of treatment, with 95% of all estimates between DF1 0 and DF1 50000.

    On a national level, undiscounted costs are expected to increase up to approximately DF1 42 million annually during the first 40 years after introduction of the preventative strategy.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance cardiaque, Asymptomatique, Captopril, Inhibiteur enzyme, Peptidyl-dipeptidase A, Peptidyl-dipeptidases, Proteinases, Hydrolases, Enzyme, Analyse coût efficacité, Economie santé, Pays Bas, Europe, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Homme, Vasodilatateur, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Angiotensin converting enzyme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heart failure, Asymptomatic, Enzyme inhibitor, Peptidyl-dipeptidase A, Peptidyl-dipeptidases, Proteinases, Hydrolases, Enzyme, Cost efficiency analysis, Health economy, Netherlands, Europe, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Human, Vasodilator agent, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0292491

    Code Inist : 002B02F04. Création : 199608.