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1.8 million to Health Metrics from the Kamprad Foundation

News: Apr 09, 2018

Professor Mikael Svensson at Health Metrics has together with Mårten Falkbenberg and Joakim Nordanstig at the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Sahlgrenska University Hospital been awarded 1.8 million kronor from the Kamprad foundation for a project called “Cost-Effective Treatments for Peripheral Arterial Disease”.

Around 10% of Swedes above the age of 60 suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), which is a common clinical presentation of atherosclerosis that causes reduced blood flow to the lower limb(s) due to stenosis or occlusion in the supplying arteries. The first observable symptoms of PAD is intermittent claudication, which limits the patients’ daily activities and substantially affecting the quality of life. A more severe form of PAD is critical ischemia, which puts the extremity at risk of amputation.

Economic costs for diagnosing and treating PAD in Sweden sum up to more than 1 billion Swedish kronor per year. The knowledge gaps are surprising given the high prevalence of the disease and the substantial associated economic costs. The aim of the research project is to address some of the most important knowledge gaps on how to treat patients with PAD, with a particular focus on issues related to the cost-effectiveness of the interventions.

We will use data from 3 prospective randomized controlled trials and 1 non-randomized study to assess the cost-effectiveness of a range of treatment options for patients with PAD. We will also apply and further develop new statistical models to assess patient-specific cost-effectiveness analyses, which can facilitate tailor-made treatment recommendations at the patient level.


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