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Journal:   MEDICAL JOURNAL OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (MJIRI)   2017 , Volume 31 , Number 1; Page(s) 0 To 0.

Cost-effectiveness of Eplerenone in treatment of cardiovascular diseases: a systematic review



Author(s):  MOBARAKI HOSSEIN, AZAMI AGHDASH SABER, SARABI ASIABAR ALI, REZAPOUR AZIZ, Kafaei Mehr Mohammad Hossein*, Emamgolizadeh Saeed
* Health Management and Economics Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Background: No clear evidence is available on the cost-effectiveness of eplerenone in treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Thus, the present study aimed at systematically reviewing studies that have investigated this issue. Methods: This systematic review study was conducted in 2016. The required information were collected using key Mesh words from the following databases: Google scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, MagIran, SID, Scopus, and handsearching journals and the references of the selected articles. The quality of the selected articles was assessed by the Drummond's checklist. Results: Nine articles were included from 296 articles found in the literature review. The selected studies have been conducted in 8 countries (The United States, Britain, Australia, Switzerland, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Canada). In general, the costeffectiveness of eplerenone was investigated in 31 757 patients with cardiovascular diseases. The average of quality-adjusted life years (QALY) in studies with nonmodeling approach was equal to 0. 0908 in Framingham approach, 0. 0595 in Saskatchewan approach, and 0. 1309 in Worcester approach. The overall average cost of treating cardiovascular diseases with eplerenone was equal to US$6694 in 1year. Cost per additional (QALY) was estimated to be US$9478. Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was high in the United States compared to European countries. The Average quality of articles was estimated to be 7. 4 from 10. Conclusions: Based on the results of the studies reviewed in the present study, it seems that eplerenone has acceptable costeffectiveness compared with current treatments, placebo, and similar drugs.
Keyword(s): Cost-effectiveness,Cardiovascular Disease,Eplerenone,Systematic Review
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