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Oleg Borisenko co-authored publication about cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery in Spain
Article “Bariatric surgery versus conservative management for morbidly obese patients in Spain: a cost-effectiveness analysis” published in the “Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research” provides insights about economic outcomes of bariatric surgery in Spain using Markov modeling.
Authors developed a probabilistic Markov model to estimate health outcomes, quality-adjusted life years (QALY), life years gained (LYG), and costs over lifetime and 10-year horizons. Combined common bariatric surgery procedures were compared with CM. Clinical and utility inputs were obtained from the literature and resource use and costs from local sources (€2017).
Over the 10-year horizon, bariatric surgery led to a cost increment of €9,386 and 1.6 additional QALY (€5,966/QALY) compared with optimal medical management. Over lifetime horizon, surgery led to 0.6 life years and 4.4 QALY gains and €300/patient average cost savings.
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