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Administrative Data May Reduce Costs of Economic Analysis

Key clinical point: A retrospective study suggests administrative data may improve the accuracy and lower costs of oncology clinical trial economic analyses.

Major finding: Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) measures were comparable with the use of administrative data versus trial data alone ($164,378 vs. $211,128 per QALY added up to last contact).

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 572 patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer.

Disclosures: The study was funded by ICES and Queen’s University. The authors reported financial affiliations with Amgen, Janssen, Novartis, and UpToDate.


Hanna TP et al. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Jul 15. doi: 10.1200/JOP.18.00691.