Cost-utility analysis of rimonabant in the treatment of obesity.

@article{Hampp2008CostutilityAO,
  title={Cost-utility analysis of rimonabant in the treatment of obesity.},
  author={Christian Hampp and Abraham G. Hartzema and Teresa L. Kauf},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={389-99}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incremental cost-utility ratio (ICUR) of rimonabant 20 mg/day in the treatment of obesity from a third-party payer's perspective. METHODS Pooled data from three randomized clinical trials were used to develop a decision tree with five treatment alternatives: 1- and 2-year treatment with rimonabant, 2-year placebo, 1-year rimonabant followed by 1-year placebo, and no treatment. All alternatives, except no treatment, were accompanied by lifestyle interventions… CONTINUE READING

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