Cost Minimization Analysis of Intravenous or Subcutaneous Trastuzumab Treatment in Patients With HER2-Positive Breast Cancer in Ireland.

Affiliation

Pharmaceutical Care Research Group, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Two large acute Irish University teaching hospitals changed the manner in which they treated human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)2-positive breast cancer patients by implementing the administration of trastuzumab via the subcutaneous (SC) route into their clinical practice. The study objective is to compare the trastuzumab SC and trastuzuamb intravenous (IV) treatment pathways in both hospitals and assess which route is more cost-effective and time saving in relation to active health care professional (HCP) time.

Keywords

Administration routes,Cost analysis,Micro-costing,Oncology,Outpatient care,

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