Journal article

Pharmaco-economic analysis of direct medical costs of metastatic colorectal cancer therapy with XELOX or modified FOLFOX-6 regimens: Implications for health-care utilization in Australia

Giao Tran, Stephen P Hack, Annette Kerr, Leanne Stokes, Peter Gibbs, Timothy Price, Carlene Todd

ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

AIM: The objective of this economic evaluation, which was based on patients from two randomized controlled clinical trials (NO16966 and NO16967), was to compare direct medical costs to the Australian health-care system of capecitabine plus oxaliplatin (XELOX) and bolus and/or infusional 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) plus folinic acid combined with oxaliplatin (modified [m] FOLFOX-6) in first-line and second-line treatment of advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). METHODS: Direct medical costs were estimated for five treatment settings from a public and private hospital. The costs included in evaluation were for drug acquisition, preparation (oxaliplatin, bolus and infusional 5-FU), adminis..

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