An economic evaluation of rosuvastatin treatment in systolic heart failure: evidence from the CORONA trial

Lorgelly, P.K. et al. (2010) An economic evaluation of rosuvastatin treatment in systolic heart failure: evidence from the CORONA trial. European Journal of Heart Failure, 12(1), pp. 66-74. (doi:10.1093/eurjhf/hfp172)

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Abstract

Aims: To estimate the cost-effectiveness of 10 mg rosuvastatin daily for older patients with systolic heart failure in the Controlled Rosuvastatin Multinational Study in Heart Failure (CORONA) trial. Methods and results: This within trial analysis of CORONA used major cardiovascular (CV) events as the outcome measure. Resource use was valued and the costs of hospitalizations, procedures, and statin use compared. Cost-effectiveness was estimated as cost per major CV event avoided. There were significantly fewer major CV events in the rosuvastatin group compared with the placebo group (1.04 vs. 1.20 per patient; difference 0.164; 95% CI: 0.075–0.254, P < 0.001). The average cost of CV hospitalizations and procedures was significantly lower for those receiving rosuvastatin (£1531 vs. £1769; difference £238; 95% CI: £73–403, P = 0.005); the additional cost of the statin resulted in significantly higher total costs for the rosuvastatin group (£1769 vs. £2072; difference £303; 95% CI: £138–468, P < 0.001). Overall, rosuvastatin was found to cost £1840 (95% CI: £562–6028) per major CV event avoided. Conclusion: This economic analysis showed that a significant reduction in major CV events with rosuvastatin led to significantly reduced costs of CV hospitalizations and procedures. The reduction in associated costs for major CV events was found to offset partially (by 44%) the cost of rosuvastatin treatment in patients with systolic heart failure.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Briggs, Professor Andrew and Lorgelly, Dr Paula and McMurray, Professor John
Authors: Lorgelly, P.K., Briggs, A.H., Wedel, H., Dunselman, P., Hjalmarson, A., Kjekshus, J., Waagstein, F., Wikstrand, J., Janosi, A., van Veldhuisen, D.J., Barrios, V., Fonseca, C., and McMurray, J.J.V.
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:European Journal of Heart Failure
ISSN:1388-9842
ISSN (Online):1879-0844

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