Cost effectiveness and cost utility analyses of finasteride therapy for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia - systematic review

Baladi JF, Menon D
Record ID 31996008284
English, French
Authors' objectives:

To examine the cost-effectiveness of finasteride therapy in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia in Canadian provinces.

Authors' results and conclusions: Finasteride has a place in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. In patients with moderate symptoms, if offers increased health related quality of life compared to watchful waiting or TURP, but at a cost to the health care system.
Authors' recommendations: There is an economic/clinical argument for including finasteride in provincial drug plan formularies for a specific category of patient defined by its symptom severity and the time horizon involved in the drug therapy.
Project Status: Completed
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Year Published: 1995
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Finasteride
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
Organisation Name: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment
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