A cost-effectiveness analysis of prescribing strategies in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease

@article{Gerson2000ACA,
  title={A cost-effectiveness analysis of prescribing strategies in the management of gastroesophageal reflux disease},
  author={Lauren B. Gerson and Anthony S. Robbins and A. I. Garber and J. Hornberger and George Triadafilopoulos},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={95},
  pages={395-407}
}
OBJECTIVE:Patients who have uncomplicated gastroesophageal-reflux disease (GERD) typically present with heartburn and acid regurgitation. We sought to determine the cost-effectiveness of H2-receptor antagonists (H2RAs) and proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) as first-line empiric therapy for patients with typical symptoms of GERD.METHODS:Decision analysis comparing costs and benefits of empirical treatment with H2RAs and PPIs for patients presenting with typical GERD was employed. The six treatment… CONTINUE READING

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