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Cost-effectiveness analysis of a lidocaine 5% medicated plaster compared with gabapentin and pregabalin for treating postherpetic neuralgia: a german perspective.

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OBJECTIVE: This study set out to assess the cost effectiveness of using a 5% lidocaine (lignocaine) medicated plaster for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) compared with gabapentin, pregabalin 300 mg/day or 600 mg/day in German primary care. The analysis took the perspective of the Statutory Health Insurance scheme (GKV). METHODS: A Markov model was used to calculate the costs (2007) and benefits of the lidocaine plaster, gabapentin 1800 mg/day and pregabalin 300 or 600 mg/day ov...

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Liedgens, H More by this author
Gabriel, A More by this author
Nuijten, M More by this author
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Journal:
Clinical drug investigation
Volume:
28
Issue:
9
Pages:
583-601
Publication date:
2008
DOI:
EISSN:
1179-1918
ISSN:
1173-2563
URN:
uuid:edd92475-512a-48ad-8fdf-7477dccd76aa
Source identifiers:
201938
Local pid:
pubs:201938

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