An evaluation of the economic costs and patient-related consequences of treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

@article{Disantostefano2006AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of the economic costs and patient-related consequences of treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia.},
  author={Rachael L Disantostefano and Andrea K. Biddle and John P. Lavelle},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={1007-16}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the costs and effectiveness of treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), including watchful waiting, pharmaceuticals (alpha-blockers, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, combined therapy), transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT), and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). PATIENTS AND METHODS This study used a Markov model over a 20-year period and the societal perspective to evaluate the costs of treatment alternatives for BPH. Markov states include… CONTINUE READING

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