Cost-effectiveness analysis for joint pain treatment in patients with osteoarthritis treated at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS): Comparison of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) vs. cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors

@article{ContrerasHernndez2008CosteffectivenessAF,
  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis for joint pain treatment in patients with osteoarthritis treated at the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS): Comparison of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) vs. cyclooxygenase-2 selective inhibitors},
  author={Iris Contreras-Hern{\'a}ndez and Joaqu{\'i}n Federico Mould-Quevedo and Rub{\'e}n Torres-Gonz{\'a}lez and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Goycochea-Robles and Reyna Lizette Pacheco-Dom{\'i}nguez and Sergio S{\'a}nchez-Garc{\'i}a and Juan Manuel Mej{\'i}a-Arangur{\'e} and Juan Gardu{\~n}o-Espinosa},
  journal={Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation : C/E},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={21 - 21}
}
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the main causes of disability worldwide, especially in persons >55 years of age. Currently, controversy remains about the best therapeutic alternative for this disease when evaluated from a cost-effectiveness viewpoint. For Social Security Institutions in developing countries, it is very important to assess what drugs may decrease the subsequent use of medical care resources, considering their adverse events that are known to have a significant increase… CONTINUE READING
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