هزینه کم از تعمیر و نگهداری Pemetrexed در بیماران مبتلا به پیشرفته Nonsquamous سلولی سرطان ریه از چشم اندازی از سیستم بهداشت و درمان سوئیس
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|10645||2012||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4838 کلمه|
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Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Value in Health, Volume 15, Issue 1, January–February 2012, Pages 65–71
Objectives A recent randomized study showed switch maintenance with pemetrexed after nonpemetrexed-containing first-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer to prolong overall survival by 2.8 months. We examined the cost-effectiveness of pemetrexed in this indication, from the perspective of the Swiss health care system, and assessed the influence of the costs of best supportive care (BSC) on overall cost-effectiveness. Methods A Markov model was constructed based on the pemetrexed maintenance study, and the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of adding pemetrexed until disease progression was calculated as cost per quality-adjusted life-year gained. Uncertainties concerning the costs of BSC on the ICER were addressed. Results The base case ICER for maintenance therapy with pemetrexed plus BSC compared to BSC alone was €106,202 per quality-adjusted life-year gained. Varying the costs for BSC had a marked effect. Assuming a reduction of the costs for BSC by 25% in the pemetrexed arm resulted in an ICER of €47,531 per quality-adjusted life-year, which is below predefined criteria for cost effectiveness in Switzerland. Conclusions Switch maintenance with pemetrexed in patients with advanced nonsquamous-cell lung cancer after standard first-line chemotherapy is not cost-effective. Uncertainties on the resource use and costs for BSC have a large influence on the cost-effectiveness calculation and should be reported in more detail.
Nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, with more than 161,000 people in the United States dying of the disease in 2007 . The majority of patients present with advanced disease, and the 5-year age- and area-adjusted relative survival of all lung cancer patients in Europe continues to be barely 11% . Current guidelines recommend platinum-based combination chemotherapy ,  and , as they have shown a modest improvement of overall survival (OAS) in several clinical studies , , ,  and . Over time, improving on standard platinum-based doublets has proven difficult and median OAS of patients with advanced NSCLC remains between 10 and 12 months, with no substantial improvements in the past decade. More recently, molecularly targeted drugs have been added upfront to improve the efficacy of first-line chemotherapy in patients with advanced NSCLC. Many of these drugs, however, have not proven to be very useful in prolonging OAS (erlotinib and gefitinib  and , and cetuximab ) or toxicity problems limit their use (bevacizumab  and ). In addition, prolonged first-line treatment has not been shown to be beneficial ,  and , and most patients are unable to tolerate long-term combination treatment after first induction  and . Therefore, current guidelines recommend four to six cycles of platinum-based chemotherapy for advanced NSCLC, followed by a treatment-free interval until disease progression  and . Pemetrexed is an antifolate antineoplastic agent that exerts its action by disrupting folate-dependent metabolism . Pemetrexed is approved in combination with cisplatin for first-line treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma , as a single agent for second-line treatment of advanced NSCLC , and in combination with cisplatin for the first-line treatment of advanced nonsquamous-cell NSCLC . Because of the efficacy of pemetrexed in second-line NSCLC , its favorable safety profile and ease of administration (infusion over 10 minutes, given once every 3 weeks), a recent phase-III clinical study examined pemetrexed as maintenance therapy in patients who had not progressed following one of six non-pemetrexed-containing induction regimens . The authors showed that pemetrexed treatment until progression prolongs progression-free survival by 1.7 months and OAS by 2.8 months . This comes at the cost of substantially higher drug expenses. Although the trial by Ciuleanu et al.  used a nonpemetrexed-containing, platinum-based first-line chemotherapy irrespective of the tumor histotype, the platinum-pemetrexed doublet has become standard first-line treatment in patients with advanced nonsquamous-cell lung cancer based on the study by Scagliotti et al. . As a consequence, a new Spanish-led clinical trial will assess the benefit of pemetrexed maintenance treatment after first-line cisplatin-pemetrexed induction chemotherapy in patients with advanced nonsquamous-cell lung cancer . The objective of our study was to examine the cost-effectiveness of pemetrexed maintenance treatment following standard platinum-based chemotherapy in advanced, inoperable stage IIIB or IV nonsquamous-cell NSCLC from the perspective of the Swiss health care system, and to compare it with different willingness-to-pay (WTP) thresholds between €72,000  and  (Swiss federal court decision, November 23, 2010) and €150,000  per QALY gained. Secondly, the influence of the costs of best supportive care (BSC) on overall cost-effectiveness was assessed.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
The addition of maintenance pemetrexed to BSC in patients with advanced NSCLC not progressing on standard first-line chemotherapy is not assumed cost-effective from the perspective of the Swiss health care system. Assuming a large reduction of the costs of BSC can be achieved this treatment might become cost-effective. A structured assessment of the costs for BSC is essential for reducing the level of uncertainty with regards to the assessment of cost-effectiveness of anticancer therapy.