A pharmacoeconomic appraisal of therapies for hepatitis B and C

K. M. Shermock, M. E. Temple, Z. M. Younossi

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Abstract

In the recent years, advances in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C have shown that newer, more expensive therapy may result in higher sustained viral response rates. In light of this, the pertinent question for healthcare decision-makers centres around whether this increase in efficacy 'justifies' the additional cost. Pharmacoeconomics is dedicated to helping answer these types of questions. In this article, we will discuss the clinical aspects of hepatitis B and C, recent advances in treatment and studies of the cost-effectiveness of these treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
JournalExpert opinion on pharmacotherapy
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Interferon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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