This week we highlighted findings from recently published cost-effectiveness studies:
- Biomarker analysis potentially cost-saving diagnostic method for Alzheimer’s disease: When at least 1 in 11 patients has Alzheimer’s disease in a population, biomarker analysis is likely cost-effective. In areas where the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease may be low, biomarker analysis is unlikely to be cost-effective at a willingness-to-pay threshold of $50,000/QALY gained. (6)
- Review of cervical cancer screening methods cost-effectiveness in low- and middle-income countries: HPV testing and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) are more cost-effective screening methods than cytology for cervical cancer in low- and middle-income countries. (7)
- Cost-effectiveness of identifying persons for early-stage chronic kidney disease screening: Chronic kidney disease risk scores may allow clinicians to cost-effectively identify a larger population for screening and potentially identify people at earlier stages of the disease than current practices. (13)
See below for a full list of all cost-utility studies and selected reviews and editorials published March 13-17, 2017. To discover more CEA articles or to dive in-depth on some of these topics, please visit the Tufts CEA Registry. Follow us on Twitter (@TuftsCEVR) and Facebook.
1: Akers L, Rohde P, Stice E, Butryn ML, Shaw H. Cost-effectiveness of achieving clinical improvement with a dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program. Eat Disord. 2017 Mar 13:1-10. PMID: 28287919.
2: Camacho EM, Ntais D, Jones S, Riste L, Morriss R, Lobban F, Davies LM. Cost-effectiveness of structured group psychoeducation versus unstructured group support for bipolar disorder: Results from a multi-centre pragmatic randomized controlled trial. J Affect Disord. 2017 Mar 15;211:27-36. PMID: 28086146.
3: Estades-Rubio FJ, et al. Knee Viscosupplementation: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis between Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid in a Single Injection versus Five Injections of Standard Hyaluronic Acid.Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Mar 17;18(3). PMID: 28304363.
4: Hauser RG, Campbell SM, Brandt CA, Wang S. Cost-Effectiveness Study of Criteria to Screen Herpes Simplex PCR Tests from Cerebrospinal Fluid. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Mar 15. PMID: 28298450.
5: Jansen JP, et al. Cost-effectiveness of sequenced treatment of rheumatoid arthritis with targeted immune modulators. J Med Econ. 2017 Mar 15:1-27. PMID: 28294642.
6: Lee SA, Sposato LA, Hachinski V, Cipriano LE. Cost-effectiveness of cerebrospinal biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2017 Mar 16;9(1):18. PubMed PMID: 28302164.
7: Mezei AK, et al. Cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening methods in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Int J Cancer. 2017 Mar 15. PMID: 28297074.
8: Rodin D, et al. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Radiation Therapy Versus Transoral Robotic Surgery for Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Mar 15;97(4):709-717. PMID: 28244405.
9: Saint-Laurent Thibault C, Moorjaney D, Ganz ML, Sill B, Hede S, Yuan Y, Gorsh B. Cost-effectiveness of combination daclatasvir-sofosbuvir for the treatment of genotype 3 chronic hepatitis c infection in the United States. J Med Econ. 2017 Mar 15:1-20. PMID: 28294645.
10: Walsh EK, Hansen CR, Sahm LJ, Kearney PM, Doherty E, Bradley CP. Economic impact of medication error: a systematic review. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2017 Mar 13. PMID: 28295821.
11: Wan XM, Peng LB, Ma JA, Li YJ. Economic evaluation of nivolumab as a second-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma from US and Chinese perspectives. Cancer. 2017 Mar 16. PMID: 28301684.
12: Watt M, Dinh A, Le Monnier A, Tilleul P. Cost-effectiveness analysis on the use of fidaxomicin and vancomycin to treat Clostridium difficile infection in France. J Med Econ. 2017 Mar 16:1-9. PMID: 28299963.
13: Yarnoff BO, Hoerger TJ, Simpson SK, Leib A, Burrows NR, Shrestha SS, Pavkov
ME; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CKD Initiative. The cost-effectiveness of using chronic kidney disease risk scores to screen for early-stage chronic kidney disease. BMC Nephrol. 2017 Mar 13;18(1):85. PMID: 28288579.