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Pharmacoeconomic analysis of cost-benefit in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment for epilepsy in adults

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2010-88

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Abstract

The investigation evaluated the clinicoeconomic benefits of epilepsy therapy performed by a district neurologist versus an epileptologist in the outpatient setting. The index «cost-benefit» was calculated for different types of epileptic seizures in employed and unemployed patients before and after therapy optimization. Even if there was a considerable increase in direct costs after correction of antiepileptic therapy, the cost of patient management was shown to decrease by 2-3 times on average irrespective of the type of a seizure.

About the Authors

P. N. Vlasov
Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Russian Federation


N. V. Orekhova
Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
Russian Federation


M. V. Leonova
Russian State Medical University
Russian Federation
Moscow


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Vlasov P.N., Orekhova N.V., Leonova M.V. Pharmacoeconomic analysis of cost-benefit in evaluating the effectiveness of treatment for epilepsy in adults. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(2):66-70. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2010-88

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