Economic evaluation of the treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSIs) from the national payer perspective : introduction of a new treatment to the patient journey. A simulation of three European countries

Marcellusi, A., Viti, R., Sciattella, P., Sarmati, L., Streinu-Cercel, A., Pana, A., Espin, J., Horcajada, P., Favato, G., Andretta, D., Soro, M., Andreoni, M. and Mennini, F.S. (2019) Economic evaluation of the treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSIs) from the national payer perspective : introduction of a new treatment to the patient journey. A simulation of three European countries. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, ISSN (print) 1473-7167 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to develop a spending predictor model to evaluate the direct costs associated with the management of ABSSSIs from the National health-care provider's perspective of Italy, Romania, and Spain. METHODOLOGY: A decision-analytic model was developed to evaluate the diagnostic and clinical pathways of hospitalized ABSSSI patients based on scientific guidelines and real-world data. A Standard of Care (SoC) scenario was compared with a dalbavancin scenario in which the patients could be discharged early. The epidemiological and cost parameters were extrapolated from national administrative databases (i.e., hospital information system). A probabilistic sensitivity analysis (PSA) and one-way sensitivity analysis (OWA) were performed. RESULTS: Overall, the model estimated an average annual number of patients with ABSSSIs of approximately 50,000 in Italy, Spain, and Romania. On average, the introduction of dalbavancin reduced the length of stay by 3.3 days per ABSSSI patient. From an economic perspective, dalbavancin did not incur any additional cost from the National Healthcare perspective, and the results were consistent among the countries. The PSA and OWA demonstrated the robustness of these results. CONCLUSION: This model represents a useful tool for policymakers by providing information regarding the economic and organizational consequences of an early discharge approach in ABSSSI management.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Kingston Business School
Kingston Business School > Department of Accountancy, Finance and Informatics
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Depositing User: Andrea Marcellusi
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 11:42
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 09:39
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14737167.2019.1569516
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/42734

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