De rol van kostenanalysen in de evaluatie van de ontwikkeling van medische technologieën. De casus allogene stamceltransplantaties

Translated title of the contribution: The role of cost analysis in the evaluation of the development of medical technology. : The case of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation

M. T. Groot*, M. Van Agthoven, B. Löwenberg, R. Willemze, C. A. Uyl-De Groot

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Abstract

Objective. To estimate the real costs of allogeneic haematopoetic stem-cell transplantation and to compare these with the historically determined budgets that are made available for this purpose (€ 70,038 for genetically related donors and € 76,826 for unrelated donors). Design. Cost analysis. Methods. In the period 1994-1999, the direct medical costs (price level of 1998) of bone-marrow transplantation from related donors (BMT), stem-cell transplantation from unrelated donors (VUD-SCT) and allogeneic peripheral-blood stem-cell transplantation (PBSCT) from related donors were determined on the basis of data on adult patients with either acute myeloid leukaemia (n = 66) or acute lymphocytic leukaemia (n = 31). First, the medical resource use by these patients was determined and multiplied by the unit costs of each of the items. Second, a structural programme for allogeneic stem-cell transplantation brings along costs that are not evident from the registration of the medical resource use (e.g., the costs of pre-transplantation screening and the selection of the donor). The costs of these items were calculated by taking inventory in the hospitals and assessed by experts. Results. The average costs per transplanted patient were € 98,334 (BMT), € 151,754 (VUD-SCT) and € 98,977 (PBSCT) during the first two years after transplantation. The greater part of the costs was incurred in the transplantation phase. In VUD-SCT, one-third of the total cost was due to the costs of finding a suitable donor.

Translated title of the contributionThe role of cost analysis in the evaluation of the development of medical technology. : The case of allogeneic stem-cell transplantation
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)480-484
Number of pages5
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume148
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2004

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