Cost-effectiveness of indwelling pleural catheter compared with talc in malignant pleural effusion.
Background and objective
Malignant pleural effusion is associated with morbidity and mortality. A randomized controlled trial previously compared clinical outcomes and resource use with indwelling pleural catheter (IPC) and talc pleurodesis in this population. Using unpublished quality of life data, we estimate the cost-effectiveness of IPC compared with talc pleurodesis.
Healthcare utilization and costs were captured during the trial. Utility weights prod...Expand abstract
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