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INTRODUCTION Approximately 80-85% of lung cancer patients are diagnosed with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), of which 50% of patients present with advanced or metastatic disease. The objective of this study was to describe treatment patterns, use of resources and costs associated with treating advanced or metastatic NSCLC patients in Spain. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a common disease associated with high morbidity, mortality and impact on healthcare costs. Several oral antiviral therapies can lead to complete virologic response, which is associated with prevention of disease progression. The aim of this study was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of the oral antiviral(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can lead to fatal complications and death. Only a relatively small proportion of patients actually receive medication, and the majority requires long-term antiviral therapy that can result in the emergence of resistant strains of HBV. The study aimed to estimate the future burden of chronic hepatitis B in(More)
OBJECTIVES Endeavor is a drug-eluting stent (DES) with superior results to the bare metal stent (BMS) and similar efficacy to other DES in terms of revascularization. The aim of this study was to assess the costs and benefits of Endeavor, other DES, BMS and coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) in Spain. METHODS A Markov model with a 5-year time was used(More)
BACKGROUND Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) has better results and safety than other surgical procedures for faecal incontinence. This prospective study assessed the clinical effectiveness and costs of SNS at a single centre. METHODS Patients who had experienced one or more episodes of faecal incontinence were studied for up to 5 years by continence diary,(More)
This paper estimates medical resource use, direct costs, and productivity losses and costs (indirect costs) during episodes of acute otitis media (AOM) in young children. A 24-item Internet questionnaire was developed for parents in Belgium (Flanders), France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom (UK) to report health care resource(More)
OBJECTIVES This study assessed the cost-effectiveness and health-care budget impact of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in refractory idiopathic OAB-wet patients in Spain. METHODS A 10-year Markov analytic model was developed to estimate quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) gained and incontinence episode avoided associated with SNM therapy compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Current asthma management guidelines are based on the level of asthma control. The impact of asthma control on health care resources and quality of life (QoL) is insufficiently studied. EUCOAST study was designed to describe costs and QoL in adult patients according to level of asthma control in France and Spain. METHODS An observational cost(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform a modelled economic analysis of the efficacy and tolerability of aceclofenac in comparison with those of other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) used in the treatment of common arthritic disorders including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. DESIGN A decision analytical model was constructed to(More)
BACKGROUND The infliximab (Remicade; Schering-Plough, Kenilworth, NJ, USA) Risk Management Plan included the development, execution and tracking of an education programme directed towards prescribers of infliximab for patients with paediatric Crohn's disease (the Infliximab Paediatric Crohn's Disease Educational Plan). The programme content consisted of(More)