Abstract:This modelling study aimed to evaluate the long-term cost effectiveness of four treatment strategies: early irbesartan; late irbesartan; amlodipine; and standard hypertensive treatment in patients with diabetes, hypertension and microalbuminuria in Taiwan. A Markov model was used to project costs and clinical outcomes over lifetimes.Early irbesartan (initiated in microalbuminuric patients) yielded the largest improvements in life expectancy (0.78 years) compared with standard treatment. Late irbesartan and aml… Show more
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