COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF COUNSELING IN THERAPY FOR OUTPATIENTS WITH HYPERTENSION
Keywords:Hypertension, Pharmaceutical care, Counseling, Cost-effectiveness analysis
Â Objectives: To determine the effect of counseling on effectiveness and cost of the treatment for outpatient with primary hypertension (HTN) in Cut Meutia Hospital, Indonesia.
Methods: This 6-month prospective quasi-experimental study was undertaken to analyze the impact of counseling toward cost and effectiveness in the treatment in patients with primary HTN and evaluation of each month at Cut Meutia Hospital, Indonesia. The study sample consisted of 22 patients for each group. A cost analysis was conducted from the perspective of the health-care providers. The cost in the treatment of both groups was analyzed by calculating the cost-effectiveness ratio (CER) and incremental CER (ICER).
Results: Most of the patients with HTN (54.55%) were males with ages ranging from 35 to 64 years old (77.27%). Patients who achieved a blood pressure <140/90 mmHg on HTN treatment: With counseling, 77.27%; without counseling, 18.18%. CER for HTN treatment with and without counseling were Rp 1,756,117,86 and Rp 6,704,247,91, respectively. The ICER was Rp 233,745.13.
Conclusion: Treatment of HTN with counseling was more cost-effective than without counseling.
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