Costs and effects of various analgesic treatments for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in the Netherlands.

@article{Al2008CostsAE,
  title={Costs and effects of various analgesic treatments for patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis in the Netherlands.},
  author={Maiwenn J. Al and Nikolaos Maniadakis and Els W. M. Grijseels and Matthijs Janssen},
  journal={Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={589-99}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the balance between costs and upper gastrointestinal (GI) side effects of treatment with celecoxib, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) alone, NSAID plus misoprostol, NSAID plus histamine-2 receptor antagonist (H(2)RA), NSAID plus proton pump inhibitor (PPI), and Arthrotec in The Netherlands. METHODS A model was used to convene data from various sources on the probability of GI side effects and resource use. The probabilities of GI side effects for celecoxib and… CONTINUE READING