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Medical consumption and costs during a one-year follow-up of patients with LUTS suggestive of BPH in six european countries: report of the TRIUMPH study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16314039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the medical consumption and associated treatment costs of patients with LUTS suggestive of BPH. METHODS: A prospective, cross-sectional, observational survey in six European countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom, with a one-year follow-up of incident and prevalent patients. RESULTS: Treatment costs were estimated for 5,057 patients with a mean age of 66 years and a mean IPSS score at inclusion of 11.5. In 30% of patients watchful waiting was the therapy of choice for the full follow-up period, 57% were prescribed alpha-lockers, 11% finasteride and 10% phytotherapy at any moment during the follow-up (including switches and combination of treatment). Surgery rate was 4.9%. Mean one-year treatment costs were 858 per patient, three quarters of which concerned medication costs. Multivariate regression analysis showed that medication choice, complications and undergoing surgery were associated with higher costs. CONCLUSIONS: Treatment costs for patients with LUTS suggestive of BPH were moderate and largely consisted of medication costs. Daily practice and associated costs varied considerably across the six countries.
N J A van Exel; M A Koopmanschap; J McDonnell; C R Chapple; R Berges; F F H Rutten;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  European urology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0302-2838     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Urol.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-19     Completed Date:  2006-05-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7512719     Medline TA:  Eur Urol     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  92-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA), Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Cross-Sectional Studies
Delivery of Health Care / utilization
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Prostatic Hyperplasia / complications
Time Factors
Urination Disorders / economics*,  etiology,  therapy*

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