Cost-effectiveness of peginterferon alfa-2b in combination with ribavirin as initial treatment for chronic hepatitis C in Sweden.

The aim of the study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of peginterferon alfa-2b (pegIFN) compared to interferon alfa-2b (IFN), both in combination with ribavirin, as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis C in Sweden. A computer based Markov model describing the natural course of chronic hepatitis C was used to assess costs and quality-adjusted life-y… CONTINUE READING