Cost-effectiveness of eplerenone in patients with systolic heart failure and mild symptoms

July 11, 2014

Source: Heart online first

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Results from the EMPHASIS-HF trial (‘Eplerenone in Mild Patients Hospitalization and Survival Study in Heart Failure’) were used to develop a simulation model estimating lifetime direct costs of prescribing eplerenone to patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HF). Eplerenone was regarded as cost-effective at a willingness-to-pay threshold of £20 000 per QALY (Quality-Adjusted Life Years).

Length of publication: 7 pages

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The cost effectiveness of ivabradine in the treatment of chronic heart failure

June 19, 2014

Source: Heart, 2014, 100 (13) p. 1031-6

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This economic evaluation assessed the cost-effectiveness of ivabradine from the perspective of the UK National Health Service, based on the results of the SHIfT trial. Ivabradine is expected to have a 95% chance of being cost-effective in the EU-licensed population using the current NICE cost-effectiveness threshold of £20,000 per QALY.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Telemonitoring after discharge from hospital with heart failure: cost-effectiveness modelling

October 25, 2013

Source: BMJ Open, 2013, 3 (9)

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article aims to estimate the cost-effectiveness of telemonitoring versus usual care of adults who have recently been discharged after heart failure.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Cost effectiveness of telehealth for patients with long term conditions

April 12, 2013

Source: BMJ, 22nd March 2013; Correction published 28th March 2013

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Date of publication: March 2013

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This economic evaluation examined the costs and cost-effectiveness of telehealth. 3230 people with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or diabetes were recruited for this telehealth trial. The authors concluded that telehealth does not seem to be a cost-effective addition to standard support and treatment.

Length of publication: 19 pages

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