A Comparison of the Cost Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapy or Surgery (Laparoscopic Fundoplication) in the Treatment of GORD

@article{Bojke2007ACO,
  title={A Comparison of the Cost Effectiveness of Pharmacotherapy or Surgery (Laparoscopic Fundoplication) in the Treatment of GORD},
  author={Laura Bojke and Edward Hornby and Mark John Sculpher},
  journal={PharmacoEconomics},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={829-841}
}
Background: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) causes some of the most frequently seen symptoms in both primary and secondary care. An estimated 4–5 patients (age range 18–60 years) per 10 000 (0.045% of the general population) are receiving maintenance proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for oesophagitis and reflux. The treatment of reflux disease represents significant prescription drug costs to the UK NHS. An alternative to lifelong pharmacotherapy is surgical treatment of reflux using the… CONTINUE READING
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