The burden of healthcare costs associated with prostate cancer in Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Burns, Richéal M.
dc.contributor.author Leal, Jose
dc.contributor.author Wolstenholme, Jane
dc.contributor.author O'Neill, Ciaran
dc.contributor.author Sullivan, Frank J.
dc.contributor.author Drummond, Frances J.
dc.contributor.author Sharp, Linda
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-22T14:29:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-22T14:29:15Z
dc.date.issued 2017-01
dc.identifier.citation Burns, R. M., Leal, J., Wolstenholme, J., O' Neill, C., Sullivan, F. J., Drummond, F. J., Sharp, L. (2017) 'The burden of healthcare costs associated with prostate cancer in Ireland'. Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment, 4 (1):28-33. DOI: 10.5301/grhta.5000249 en
dc.identifier.volume 4 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 28 en
dc.identifier.endpage 33 en
dc.identifier.issn 2284-2403
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5539
dc.identifier.doi 10.5301/grhta.5000249
dc.description.abstract Purpose: With one of the highest incidences across Europe and the rest of the World in 2012, the Republic of Ireland (RoI) has experienced significant increases in prostate cancer (PCa) since 1994. The main driver is the widespread use of PSA testing which is used to detect PCa. This is expected to have significant implications on resource use in the RoI. The focus of this paper was to (i) derive costs for the PCa pathway, from diagnosis to treatment, and (ii) estimate overall healthcare expenditure for PCa in the RoI. Methods: PCa incidence (ICD-10 code: C61), treatment and mortality data during 2007-2010 was obtained from the National Cancer Registry Ireland. Costs associated with diagnosis, treatment, treatment complications, clinical follow-up to year four post-diagnosis and terminal (palliative) care were estimated using sources such as survey data, Irish inpatient costs and published costs.Results: The overall estimated burden of healthcare costs associated with those diagnosed with PCa and receiving care (up to four-year post-diagnosis) or dying from PCa in 2010 was approximately (sic)45.6 million. The overall cost associated with detection, via PSA testing, for those diagnosed with PCa in 2010 (n = 3287) was (sic)366,369. Treatment costs varied considerably with the most expensive treatment being chemotherapy and radical prostatectomy (unit cost (sic)11,278 and (sic)7324, respectively). Conclusions: PCa incidence partly due to high levels of PSA testing has significant resource utilisation implications in the RoI. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (HRA_HSR/2010/17) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Wichtig: Open Access Journals en
dc.relation.uri http://www.grhta.com/article/d2c3cb15-cc4b-43af-b15b-aba4baf7821d
dc.rights ©2016 The Authors. This article is published by Wichtig Publishing and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC-BY-NC-ND). Any commercial use is not permitted and is subject to Publisher's permissions. Full information is available at www.wichtig.com en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Follow-up en
dc.subject Recommendations en
dc.subject Prostate cancer en
dc.subject Treatment costs en
dc.title The burden of healthcare costs associated with prostate cancer in Ireland en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Frances Drummond, Cork Cancer Research Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: frances.drummond@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-02-22T13:04:40Z
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dc.internal.wokid WOS:000404760900006
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Global & Regional Health Technology Assessment en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress frances.drummond@ucc.ie en


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