Cost-effectiveness of orlistat for the treatment of overweight and obese patients in Ireland

@article{Lacey2005CosteffectivenessOO,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of orlistat for the treatment of overweight and obese patients in Ireland},
  author={Loretto A. Lacey and A N Wolf and Donal O'Shea and Samuel Erny and J{\"o}rg Ruof},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={975-982}
}
OBJECTIVE:To assess the cost-effectiveness of orlistat plus a calorie-controlled diet compared with a calorie-controlled diet alone for the treatment of overweight and obese patients in Ireland.DESIGN:Economic modelling techniques using published international efficacy data and Irish cost data were used to estimate the cost-effectiveness of orlistat in obese patients when only responders to treatment (ie achieve 5% weight loss after 3 months of treatment) continue orlistat after 3 months. The… CONTINUE READING
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