Cost-effectiveness of ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration

  title={Cost-effectiveness of ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration},
  author={Susan F Hurley and Jane Matthews and Robyn H. Guymer},
  journal={Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation : C/E},
  pages={12 - 12}
BACKGROUND Intravitreal ranibizumab prevents vision loss and improves visual acuity in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, but it is expensive, and efficacy beyond 2 years is uncertain. METHODS We assessed the cost-effectiveness of ranibizumab compared with no ranibizumab over 10 years, using randomized trial efficacy data for the first 2 years, post-trial efficacy assumptions, and ranibizumab acquisition costs ranging from the wholesale price ($1,950 per dose) to the… CONTINUE READING

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