Journal article

Cost-effectiveness of apixaban compared to warfarin in the management of atrial fibrillation in Australia

Zanfina Ademi, Kumar Pasupathi, Danny Liew

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE CARDIOLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) with a moderate to severe risk of stroke, from an Australian government-perspective. METHODS: A decision-analytic Markov model was constructed to assess the cost-effectiveness of apixaban versus warfarin, based on data from the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in AF (ARISTOTLE) trial. The model comprised five health states: 'Alive, no major bleeding or stroke', 'Alive, no major bleeding, post stroke/systemic embolism', 'Alive, post major bleeding, no stroke', 'Alive, post-major bleeding and stroke' and 'Dead'. Disease cost data was derived from ..

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