Economic Evaluation of Pravastatin for Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease Based on Risk Prediction from JALS-ECC in Japan

Economic Evaluation of Pravastatin for Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease Based on Risk Prediction from JALS-ECC in Japan

2013 Value in Health Regional Issues

Onishi, Y. | Hinotsu, S. | Nakao, Y.M. | Urushihara, H. | Kawakami, K. | Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Pages: 5-12, Clinical Trials, Cohort Studies, Disease, economic evaluation, Japan, Risk, Risk Factors, therapy, Value,

ObjectivesThe clinical efficacy of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy in cardiovascular disease has been established in clinical trials. Nonetheless, it is unclear to whom and when statin treatment should be initiated for patients without cardiovascular disease with regard to overall absolute risk reduction of cardiovascular disease and the cost-effectiveness of long-term statin therapy. The objective of this study was to examine the cost-effectiveness of pravastatin 10 mg/d compared with no-drug therapy for primary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD), using cardiac risk factors from risk predictions for CAD from Japanese cohort studies
ObjectivesThe clinical efficacy of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor (statin) therapy in cardiovascular disease has been established in clinical trials. Nonetheless, it is unclear to whom and when statin treatment should be initiated for patients without cardiovascular disease with regard to overall absolute risk reduction of cardiovascular disease and the cost-effectiveness of long-term statin therapy. The objective of this study was to examine the cost-effectiveness of pravastatin 10 mg/d compared with no-drug therapy for primary prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD), using cardiac risk factors from risk predictions for CAD from Japanese cohort studies

https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2013.02.003