A Cost-Utility Analysis Comparing Standard Axillary Lymph Node Dissection with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer in Thailand.

@article{Songtish2014ACA,
  title={A Cost-Utility Analysis Comparing Standard Axillary Lymph Node Dissection with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients with Early Stage Breast Cancer in Thailand.},
  author={Dolrudee Songtish and Naiyana Praditsitthikorn and Yot Teerawattananon},
  journal={Value in health regional issues},
  year={2014},
  volume={3},
  pages={59-66}
}
OBJECTIVES In Thailand, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) is the dominant form of treatment for breast cancer, even though the treatment often leaves patients with some degree of arm morbidity. Sentinel lymph node biopsy (SNB) is widely accepted globally as a preferable alternative procedure because of its lower rates of associated morbidity. This study compared the cost-utility of SNB and ALND in patients with early stage breast cancer in Thailand. METHODS A decision tree with a 5-year… CONTINUE READING