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Hernandez I, Zhang Y
Comparing clinical and economic outcomes of biologic and conventional medications in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.
This study compared clinical and economic outcomes between teriparatide (monthly costs $1120) and bisphosphonates (monthly costs $14) among postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. It found that teriparatide users had higher risk of fracture and higher costs, compared with similar bisphosphonates users. The hazard ratios of fracture for teriparatide relative to bisphosphonates ranged from 1.37 to 2.12, depending on methods.
Citation: Hernandez I, Zhang Y . Comparing clinical and economic outcomes of biologic and conventional medications in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. J Eval Clin Pract 2015 Oct;21(5):840-7. doi: 10.1111/jep.12389.
Keywords: Medication, Women, Osteoporosis, Healthcare Costs, Value