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The cost-effectiveness of high dose chemotherapy in the treatment of relapsed Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

As part of an NHS Executive Trent regional initiative we considered the role and cost-effectiveness of high dose chemotherapy in the treatment of relapsed Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The key trials and case series show an additional patient benefit of 0.8-1.1 life years over standard chemotherapy. We estimate incremental cost per life year gained of 12 800 pound silver-17 600 pound silver, which reduces further if long-term benefits are considered. High dose chemotherapy in these conditions is both life-saving and cost-effective

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Beard, S., Lorigan, PC., & Sampson, FC. (2000). The cost-effectiveness of high dose chemotherapy in the treatment of relapsed Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. British Journal of Cancer, 82(1), 81-84.