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Title: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Systemic Therapies in Advanced Pancreatic Cancer in the Canadian Health Care System
Authors: Ko, YJ
Coyle, K
Saluja, R
Shah, K
Lien, K
Lam, H
Chan, KKW
Keywords: Chemotherapy;Cost-Effectiveness Analysis;Economic Evaluation;Gemcitabine;Advanced pancreatic cancer;Bayesian network meta-analysis
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Value in Health, 2017, 20 (4), pp. 586 - 592
Abstract: © 2017 International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Objectives To assess the cost-effectiveness of gemcitabine (G), G + 5-fluorouracil, G + capecitabine, G + cisplatin, G + oxaliplatin, G + erlotinib, G + nab-paclitaxel (GnP), and FOLFIRINOX in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer from a Canadian public health payer's perspective, using data from a recently published Bayesian network meta-analysis. Methods Analysis was conducted through a three-state Markov model and used data on the progression of disease with treatment from the gemcitabine arms of randomized controlled trials combined with estimates from the network meta-analysis for the newer regimens. Estimates of health care costs were obtained from local providers, and utilities were derived from the literature. The model estimates the effect of treatment regimens on costs and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) discounted at 5% per annum. Results At a willingness-to-pay (WTP) threshold of greater than $30,666 per QALY, FOLFIRINOX would be the most optimal regimen. For a WTP threshold of $50,000 per QALY, the probability that FOLFIRINOX would be optimal was 57.8%. There was no price reduction for nab-paclitaxel when GnP was optimal. Conclusions From a Canadian public health payer's perspective at the present time and drug prices, FOLFIRINOX is the optimal regimen on the basis of the cost-effectiveness criterion. GnP is not cost-effective regardless of the WTP threshold.
ISSN: 1098-3015
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