Cost-effectiveness analysis of antifungal treatment for patients on chemotherapy.

  title={Cost-effectiveness analysis of antifungal treatment for patients on chemotherapy.},
  author={Kouichi Nomura and Kaname Kawasugi and Takeshi Morimoto},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  volume={15 1},
Invasive fungal infections are fatal complications for patients on chemotherapy, and antifungal prophylactic treatment has been commonly recommended. Because its clinical and economic impact is not well known, we evaluated cost-effectiveness of anti-fungal treatment for patients who were neutropoenic as a result of chemotherapy. We constructed a hypothetical cohort of 40-year-old patients with acute myelogenic leukemia to evaluate years of life survived (YLS), costs (US$), and incremental cost… CONTINUE READING

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