Journal article

The cost-effectiveness of PCSK9 inhibitors - The Australian healthcare perspective

Radya Kumar, Andrew Tonkin, Danny Liew, Ella Zomer

International Journal of Cardiology | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018


BACKGROUND: For patients in whom statins are not tolerated or effective as monotherapy, proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors (PCSK9i) represent a new class of lipid lowering therapies that may reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels by up to 50% and lower cardiovascular events. While an important treatment option, the cost-effectiveness of PCSK9i in Australia remains unknown. This study aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of PCSK9i compared to placebo in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS AND RESULTS: A Markov cohort state-transition model was developed in Microsoft Excel. A hypothetical sample of 1000 individua..

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