Therapeutic options and cost considerations in the treatment of ischemic heart disease.
Management of Ischemic Heart Disease : Therapeutic Options and Future Directions - Satellite Symposium. .
Ischemic heart disease is a serious health problem because it causes considerable mortality and morbidity.
Given the limited resources for health care, it is important to establish the costs associated with the benefits of its various treatment options.
We therefore assessed the costs and benefits of medical treatment versus revascularization in a hypothetical cohort of 100 patients.
A spreadsheet model was constructed using published data.
The main outputs of this model were health-service costs per year and quality-adjusted survival estimates.
In the United Kingdom, costs for treatments of less than £5000/quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) are perceived as highly cost effective, whereas those over £10,000/QALY are considered expensive.
For patients with intractable symptoms, surgery is highly effective and has benefits on prognosis.
In patients with well-controlled symptoms on medical therapy, the benefits of surgery are small and uncertain, and therefore medical therapy is the most cost-effective treatment.
Overall, the preferred cost-effective option favored medical treatment.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Analyse avantage coût, Ischémie, Myocarde, Article synthèse, Homme, Economie santé, Efficacité traitement, Revascularisation, Etude comparative, Etude cohorte, Chirurgie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Vaisseau sanguin pathologie, Cardiopathie coronaire, Myocarde pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemotherapy, Treatment, Cost benefit analysis, Ischemia, Myocardium, Review, Human, Health economy, Treatment efficiency, Revascularization, Comparative study, Cohort study, Surgery, Cardiovascular disease, Vascular disease, Coronary heart disease, Myocardial disease
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Cote : 99-0081718
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 31/05/1999.