Treatment persistence in and cost of therapy for patients with chronic hepatitis C: Peginterferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin versus peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin

Brixner, Diana I.; Xin Ye; Teng-Chiao Chu; Blumentals, William A.; Hassanein, Tarek I.
December 2009
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/15/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 24, p2171
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that compares peginterferon of alfa-2a plus ribavirin with peginterferon alfa-2b plus ribavirin administered to patients with hepatitis C. It notes that the study aims to determine which treatment method gives the higher percentage of treatment effectiveness and lesser medical cost. It states that hepatitis C treatment that uses peginterferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin reduces health care cost and at the same time increases treatment persistence.


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