2010. Van Eerd MC et al. – Cost-effectiveness study comparing pharmaceutically licensed plasma for transfusion (OctaplasLG®) versus fresh frozen plasma (FFP) in critically Ill patients in the UK

 

Van Eerd MC, Ouwens JM, de Peuter MA. Cost-effectiveness study comparing pharmaceutically licensed plasma for transfusion (OctaplasLG®) versus fresh frozen plasma (FFP) in critically Ill patients in the UK. Transfus Apher Sci. 2010;43:251-9.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21084224

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Abstract

This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of OctaplasLG® (pharmaceutically licensed plasma for transfusion) versus fresh frozen plasma (FFP) in critically ill patients in the UK using a decision-analytic approach. Transfusion with OctaplasLG® resulted in 0.03 quality adjusted life years (QALYs) and 0.03 life years saved compared with FFP. The discounted cost per life year was £949 ($1504), and the discounted cost per QALY saved was £1030 ($1632) with OctaplasLG® in the UK. Based on a higher price of £70 ($111) for OctaplasLG® versus £28.42 ($45.04) for FFP, OctaplasLG® is considered to be cost-effective at a threshold of £30,000 ($47,548) per QALY.