Posted by ImproveCareNow on May 01, 2014
Park KT, Crandall WV, Fridge J, Leibowitz IH, Tsou M, Dykes D, Hoffenberg EJ, Kappelman MD, Colletti RB (2014). Implementable strategies and exploratory considerations to reduce costs associated with anti-TNF therapy in inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 20(5), pg. 946-51.
A health care system is needed where care is based on the best available evidence and is delivered reliably, efficiently, and less expensively (best care at lower cost). In gastroenterology, anti-tumor necrosis factor agents represent the most effective medical therapeutic option for patients with moderate-to-severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but are very expensive and account for nearly a quarter of the cost of IBD care, representing a major area of present and future impact in direct health care costs.