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Cost-Effectiveness Modeling of Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 March 2009

Thomas V. Holohan
U.S. Public Health Service


A cost-effectiveness model was developed to compare simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPK) to kidney transplantation alone (KTA) with continued insulin therapy among type-1 diabetics with end-stage renal disease. It appeared that the two procedures were equally cost-effective only for diabetics whose annual costs for treatment of complications of hyper-and were quite high.

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