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The cost-effectiveness of oral triptan therapy in Sweden
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Department of Health and Society, Center for Medical Technology Assessment.
2007 (English)In: Cephalalgia, ISSN 0333-1024, Vol. 27, no 1, 54-62 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The literature suggests that triptans are cost effective compared with older types of migraine treatment. However, which of the triptans that is most cost effective has not been established. We compared the costs and effects of triptan treatment from a Swedish societal perspective, using evidence from the literature. A probabilistic cost-effectiveness model was constructed to investigate the costs and effects of treating a single attack in a typical migraine patient. The end-point used in the base-case analysis was sustained pain free without any adverse events (SNAE). We searched the scientific literature for meta-analyses reporting the efficacy of oral triptans. All treatments except rizatriptan 10 mg and eletriptan 40 mg were dominated. The incremental cost per SNAE of rizatriptan 10 mg compared with eletriptan 40 mg was approximately €100. There was substantial uncertainty concerning the results, but probabilistic analysis showed that rizatriptan 10 mg and eletriptan 40 mg had the highest probability of being cost-effective. © Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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2007. Vol. 27, no 1, 54-62 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-36829DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2007.01243.xLocal ID: 32705OAI: diva2:257678
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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