Is it cost-effective to increase aspirin use in outpatient settings for primary or secondary prevention? Simulation data from the REACH registry Australian cohort

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Abstract

To describe aspirin use in primary and secondary prevention and to determine the incremental costs-effectiveness ratio (ICER) per life year gain (LYG) of aspirin use among subjects with, or at high risk of atherothrombotic disease. Design and Subjects: To project the cost-effectiveness of aspirin over 5 years of follow-up, a Markov state transition model was developed with yearly cycles and the following health states: a??Alivea?? (post-CAD) and a??Dead.a?? The model compared current coverage observed among 2361 subjects using the prospective Australian subset of Reduction of Atherothrombosis for continued Health (REACH) registry, and hypothetical situation whereby all subjects assumed to be treated. Costs were calculated based on the Australian government reimbursed data for 2010
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45 - 52
Number of pages8
JournalCardiovascular Therapeutics
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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