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The cost-effectiveness of donepezil therapy in Swedish patients with Alzheimer's disease: a Markov model.
Clin Ther. 1999 Jul; 21(7):1230-40.CT

Abstract

This study compared the cost-effectiveness of donepezil, a new cholinesterase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of mild-to-moderate probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), with no treatment. A Markov state transition model was employed to simulate treatment costs based on Swedish epidemiologic data. The Markov states used in the model were defined according to cognitive function, as assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination. Data on costs and baseline transition probabilities were taken from the Kungsholmen Project, an observational, population-based study of persons aged >75 years in Sweden. Data on the treatment effect were taken from a clinical trial comparing donepezil to placebo over 24 weeks and were applied to the baseline transition probabilities to assess the effect of treating the clinical manifestations of AD in Swedish patients. Also, a within-trial analysis was performed for comparison, using transition probabilities taken from the clinical study. Both models were run for 5 years in half-year cycles, and both demonstrated various degrees of cost savings and improved effectiveness, as measured by increased time in nonsevere disease states. Thus donepezil had superior cost-effectiveness compared with no treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Health Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10463520

Citation

Jönsson, L, et al. "The Cost-effectiveness of Donepezil Therapy in Swedish Patients With Alzheimer's Disease: a Markov Model." Clinical Therapeutics, vol. 21, no. 7, 1999, pp. 1230-40.
Jönsson L, Lindgren P, Wimo A, et al. The cost-effectiveness of donepezil therapy in Swedish patients with Alzheimer's disease: a Markov model. Clin Ther. 1999;21(7):1230-40.
Jönsson, L., Lindgren, P., Wimo, A., Jönsson, B., & Winblad, B. (1999). The cost-effectiveness of donepezil therapy in Swedish patients with Alzheimer's disease: a Markov model. Clinical Therapeutics, 21(7), 1230-40.
Jönsson L, et al. The Cost-effectiveness of Donepezil Therapy in Swedish Patients With Alzheimer's Disease: a Markov Model. Clin Ther. 1999;21(7):1230-40. PubMed PMID: 10463520.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The cost-effectiveness of donepezil therapy in Swedish patients with Alzheimer's disease: a Markov model. AU - Jönsson,L, AU - Lindgren,P, AU - Wimo,A, AU - Jönsson,B, AU - Winblad,B, PY - 1999/8/27/pubmed PY - 1999/8/27/medline PY - 1999/8/27/entrez SP - 1230 EP - 40 JF - Clinical therapeutics JO - Clin Ther VL - 21 IS - 7 N2 - This study compared the cost-effectiveness of donepezil, a new cholinesterase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of mild-to-moderate probable Alzheimer's disease (AD), with no treatment. A Markov state transition model was employed to simulate treatment costs based on Swedish epidemiologic data. The Markov states used in the model were defined according to cognitive function, as assessed by the Mini-Mental State Examination. Data on costs and baseline transition probabilities were taken from the Kungsholmen Project, an observational, population-based study of persons aged >75 years in Sweden. Data on the treatment effect were taken from a clinical trial comparing donepezil to placebo over 24 weeks and were applied to the baseline transition probabilities to assess the effect of treating the clinical manifestations of AD in Swedish patients. Also, a within-trial analysis was performed for comparison, using transition probabilities taken from the clinical study. Both models were run for 5 years in half-year cycles, and both demonstrated various degrees of cost savings and improved effectiveness, as measured by increased time in nonsevere disease states. Thus donepezil had superior cost-effectiveness compared with no treatment. SN - 0149-2918 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10463520/The_cost_effectiveness_of_donepezil_therapy_in_Swedish_patients_with_Alzheimer's_disease:_a_Markov_model_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0149-2918(00)80025-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -