The clinical and cost effectiveness of ablative therapies in the management of liver metastases: systematic review and economic modelling study

Loveman E, Jones J, Clegg AJ, Picot J, Colquitt JL, Mendes D, Breen DJ, Moore E, George S, Poston G, Cunningham D, Ruers T, Primrose J
Record ID 32011000652
Authors' objectives: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the different ablative and minimally invasive therapies for treating liver metastases.
Authors' recommendations: There is currently limited high-quality research evidence upon which to base any firm decisions regarding ablative therapies for liver metastases. Further trials should compare ablative therapies with surgery, in particular. A RCT would provide the most appropriate design for undertaking any further evaluation and should include a full economic evaluation, but the group to be randomised needs careful selection
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2014
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Models, Economic
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
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