Introduction: Lung cancer is a rapidly progressing, often life-threatening disease that constitutes a huge societal burden. Because of the scarce resources of the Hungarian health care system, the cost-effectiveness of introducing lowdose computed tomography screening is a relevant health policy matter. Aim: The aim of this study is to design a model concept for assessing the cost-effectiveness of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening in Hungary, and to define the required steps for performing the analysis. Method: A targeted literature review was conducted to identify and synthesize the evidence on efficacy and effectiveness of screening, and results were evaluated based on adaptability to Hungarian settings. We also summarized the available Hungarian scientific evidence and reconstructed the potential patient pathways. Results: In accordance with these findings, we recommend to perform the full health-economic evaluation of lowdose computed tomography lung cancer screening using a complex model structure that consists of several sub-models and is capable to follow the population at risk on life-time horizon. Conclusions: The proposed cost-effectiveness model will be suitable to provide data for further analyses that support decision-making on introducing low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening as public health program.
|Translated title of the contribution||Model concept of the health economic evaluation of low-dose CT lung cancer screening in Hungary|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2017|
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