Table 5

ICER of goserelin vs. chemotherapy in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer

ΣQALY

ΣCost

ICERa

Goserelin vs. Chemotherapy


SG

VS

BSA 1.5 m2

BSA 1.8 m2

SG

VS


BSA 1.5 m2

BSA 1.8 m2

BSA 1.5 m2

BSA 1.8 m2


Goserelin

8.81

8.78

5,532


Chemotherapy

CMF

6.83

7.14

1,789

1,792

1,891

1,887

2,283

2,279

FEC

6.83

7.14

3,606

3,610

974

971

1,176

1,172

TE

6.83

7.14

12,453

13,785

-3,495

-4,168

-4,220

-5,032

TEC

6.83

7.14

12,517

13,849

-3,528

-4,200

-4,259

-5,071


aICER = (costgoserelin - cost chemothreapy )/(QALYgoserelin - QALYchemothre)

BSA, body surface area; CMF, (cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, 5-fluorouracil); FEC, (5-fluorouracil, epirubicin, cyclophosphamide); TE (docetaxel, epirubicin); TEC, (docetaxel, epirubicin, cyclophosphamide)

Cost in US dollars

Cheng et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:33   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-33

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