Pre-operative optimisation employing dopexamine or adrenaline for patients undergoing major elective surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis

@article{Fenwick2002PreoperativeOE,
  title={Pre-operative optimisation employing dopexamine or adrenaline for patients undergoing major elective surgery: a cost-effectiveness analysis},
  author={Elisabeth A. L. Fenwick and Jonathan Wilson and Mark John Sculpher and Karl Claxton},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={599-608}
}
Objective: To compare the cost and cost-effectiveness of a policy of pre-operative optimisation of oxygen delivery (using either adrenaline or dopexamine) to reduce the risk associated with major elective surgery, in high-risk patients. Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis using data from a randomised controlled trial (RCT). In the RCT 138 patients undergoing major elective surgery were allocated to receive pre-operative optimisation employing either adrenaline or dopexamine (assigned… CONTINUE READING

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