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Overview of the Arthritis Cost Consequence Evaluation System (ACCES): a pharmacoeconomic model for celecoxib

McGuire, Alistair, Burke, T., Goldstein, J., Maniadakis, N. and Pettitt, D. (2000) Overview of the Arthritis Cost Consequence Evaluation System (ACCES): a pharmacoeconomic model for celecoxib. British Journal of Rheumatology, 39 (s2). pp. 33-42. ISSN 1462-0324

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Identification Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/39.suppl_2.33


Pharmacoeconomic analyses have become useful and essential tools for health care decision makers who increasingly require such analyses prior to placing a drug on a national, regional or hospital formulary. Previous health economic models of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been restricted to evaluating a narrow range of agents within specific health care delivery systems using medical information derived from homogeneous clinical trial data. This paper summarizes the Arthritis Cost Consequence Evaluation System (ACCES)—a pharmacoeconomic model that has been developed to predict and evaluate the costs and consequences associated with the use of celecoxib in patients with arthritis, compared with other NSAIDs and NSAIDs plus gastroprotective agents. The advantage of this model is that it can be customized to reflect local practice patterns, resource utilization and costs, as well as provide context-specific health economic information to a variety of providers and/or decision makers.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2000 Oxford University Press
Divisions: Social Policy
LSE Health
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2009 16:43
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024 19:18

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