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A Markov model of the cost-effectiveness of human-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) versus recombinant FSH using comparative clinical trial data.

Hind T. Hatoum and Company, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Fertility and Sterility (Impact Factor: 4.3). 04/2005; 83(3):804-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2004.08.024
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ABSTRACT This study compared the cost and effectiveness of highly purified, human-derived follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) (Bravelle) to recombinant FSH (Follistim) using Markov modeling and Monte Carlo simulation. One IVF treatment cycle resulted in costs of 11,584 dollars +/- 211 dollars for human-derived FSH and 12,762 dollars +/- 170 dollars for recombinant FSH, while three treatment cycles, holding the transition probabilities of the first cycle constant for the next two cycles, resulted in costs of 22,712 dollars +/- 1,107 dollars for human-derived FSH and 24,935 dollars +/- 1,205 dollars for recombinant FSH.

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