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Zindel, S. ; Stock, S.* ; Müller, D.* ; Stollenwerk, B.

A multi-perspective cost-effectiveness analysis comparing rivaroxaban with enoxaparin sodium for thromboprophylaxis after total hip and knee replacement in the German healthcare setting.

BMC Health Serv. Res. 12:192 (2012)
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BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing major orthopaedic surgery (MOS), such as total hip (THR) or total knee replacement (TKR), are at high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). For thromboembolism prophylaxis, the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban has recently been included in the German diagnosis related group (DRG) system. However, the cost-effectiveness of rivaroxaban is still unclear from both the German statutory health insurance (SHI) and the German hospital perspective. Objectives To assess the cost-effectiveness of rivaroxaban from the German statutory health insurance (SHI) perspective and to analyse financial incentives from the German hospital perspective. METHODS: Based on data from the RECORD trials and German cost data, a decision tree was built. The model was run for two settings (THR and TKR) and two perspectives (SHI and hospital) per setting. RESULTS: Prophylaxis with rivaroxaban reduces VTE events (0.02 events per person treated after TKR; 0.007 after THR) compared with enoxaparin. From the SHI perspective, prophylaxis with rivaroxaban after TKR is cost saving (E27.3 saving per patient treated). However, the costeffectiveness after THR (E17.8 cost per person) remains unclear because of stochastic uncertainty. From the hospital perspective, for given DRGs, the hospital profit will decrease through the use of rivaroxaban by E20.6 (TKR) and E31.8 (THR) per case respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Based on our findings, including rivaroxaban for reimbursement in the German DRG system seems reasonable. Yet, adequate incentives for German hospitals to use rivaroxaban are still lacking.
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Publikationstyp Artikel: Journalartikel
Dokumenttyp Wissenschaftlicher Artikel
Schlagwörter clinical course ofvenous thromboembolism; major orthopaedic surgery; thromboembolic prophylaxis; cost-effectiveness analysis; Molecular-weight Heparin ; Deep-vein Thrombosis ; Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis ; Major Orthopedic-surgery ; Postthrombotic Syndrome ; Prospective Cohort ; Arthroplasty ; Prevention ; Events ; Trial
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1472-6963
e-ISSN 1472-6963
Zeitschrift BMC Health Services Research
Quellenangaben Band: 12, Heft: 1, Seiten: , Artikelnummer: 192 Supplement: ,
Verlag BioMed Central