A cost-effectiveness analysis of n-3 PUFA (Omacor) treatment in post-MI patients.Int J Clin Pract. 2006 Aug; 60(8):922-32.IJ
This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of Omacor treatment as a standard prevention measure post-MI in the UK. A cost-effectiveness model was developed based on the GISSI-P trial, combining a survival and a Markov model, over a lifetime period. The base case results for Omacor, at 4 years and over a lifetime, respectively, were: cost [corrected] per QALY gained: pound15,189 and 3,723; [corrected] cost per life years gained (LYG): pound12,011 and pound2,812 [corrected] The cost per death avoided at 4 years was pound31,786. Deterministic and probabilistic sensitivity analyses did not change the base case results substantially. The use of Omacor as a standard post-MI prevention treatment seems warranted in the UK, both on the basis of its efficacy, which is in addition to other prophylactic treatments as evidenced by the results of the GISSI-P trial, and on cost-effectiveness grounds - both at 4 years and over a lifetime's time-horizon, using the current cost-effectiveness thresholds.