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Review of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Medical Treatment For Myocardial Infarction
MPH Student, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Preventive Medicine, ISSN 2008-7802, Vol. 2, no 2, 64-72 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of death in both the industrialized and developing countries globally. The economic evaluation of MI is undertaken to rationale the allocation of scarce healthcare resource. The objective is to review cost-effectiveness analysis of MI with medications.

Methods: We searched PubMed using the key words: "cost effectiveness analysis" and "myocardial infarction". After applying the selection criteria, eight articles were selected for the present study.

Results: Out of eight articles, five had studied thrombolytic agents. All of these papers clearly explain the costs and benefits of different drugs for MI. ICER was assessed in six out of the eight articles to compare the costs and health effects between alternative medications. ICER was expressed in different effect units.

Conclusions: This study found that various medications including thrombolytic agents, ACEI and heparin are administered to treat MI in many countries. It is also found that five of eight studies focus on thrombolytic therapies. It implies that thrombolytic is generally very cost effective for MI to the whole society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Medknow Publications, 2011. Vol. 2, no 2, 64-72 p.
Keyword [en]
Cost effectiveness Analysis; Heart; Medicine
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74081PubMedID: 21603010OAI: diva2:480018
Available from: 2012-01-18 Created: 2012-01-18 Last updated: 2012-08-28Bibliographically approved

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