Long-term cost-effectiveness in the veterans affairs open vs endovascular repair study of aortic abdominal aneurysm: A randomized clinical trial

Frank A. Lederle, Kevin T. Stroupe, Tassos C. Kyriakides, Ling Ge, Julie A. Freischlag, Erika R. Ketteler, Darra D. Kingsley, John M. Marek, Richard J. Massen, Brian D. Matteson, J. David Pitcher, Mark Langsfeld, John D. Corson, James M. Goff, Karthnik Kasirajan, Christina Paap, Diane C. Robertson, Atef Salam, Ravi Veeraswamy, Ross MilnerKarthikeshwar Kasirajan, Jane Guidot, Brajesh K. Lal, Steven J. Busuttil, Michael P. Lilly, Melita Braganza, Kea Ellis, Mark A. Patterson, William D. Jordan, David Whitley, Steve Taylor, Marc Passman, Donna Kerns, Cindy Inman, Jennifer Poirier, James Ebaugh, Joseph Raffetto, David Chew, Subhash Lathi, Christopher Owens, Kathleen Hickson, Hasan H. Dosluoglu, Karen Eschberger, Melina R. Kibbe, Henry M. Baraniewski, Jon Matsumura, Michelle Endo, Anna Busman, Wendy Meadows, Mary Evans, Joseph S. Giglia, Hosam El Sayed, Amy B. Reed, Madeline Ruf, Stephanie Ross, Jessie M. Jean-Claude, Gilles Pinault, Preet Kang, Nadine White, Matthew Eiseman, Reba Jones, Carlos H. Timaran, J. Gregory Modrall, M. Burress Welborn, Jorge Lopez, Tammy Nguyen, John K.Y. Chacko, Kenneth Granke, Angela G. Vouyouka, Erin Olgren, Prakash Chand, Brenda Allende, Michael Ranella, Claudia Yales, Thomas A. Whitehill, William C. Krupski, Mark R. Nehler, Stephen P. Johnson, Darrell N. Jones, Pamela Strecker, Michelle A. Bhola, Cynthia K. Shortell, John L. Gray, Jeffrey H. Lawson, Richard McCann, Mark W. Sebastian, Jean Kistler Tetterton, Carla Blackwell, Patricia A. Prinzo, Nina Lee, Frank T. Padberg, Joaquim J. Cerveira, Robert W. Zickler, Karen A. Hauck, Scott A. Berceli, W. Anthony Lee, C. Keith Ozaki, Peter R. Nelson, Anne S. Irwin, Randy Baum, Bernadette Aulivola, Heron Rodriguez, Fred N. Littooy, Howard Greisler, Mary T. O'Sullivan, Panagiotis Kougias, Peter H. Lin, Ruth L. Bush, Gene Guinn, Carlos Bechara, Catherine Cagiannos, George Pisimisis, Neal Barshes, Sherilyn Pillack, Barbara Guillory, Dolores Cikrit, Stephen G. Lalka, Gary Lemmon, Ryan Nachreiner, Mitzi Rusomaroff, Elaine O'Brien, Joseph J. Cullen, Jamal Hoballah, W. John Sharp, Jeanne L. McCandless, Vickie Beach, David Minion, Thomas H. Schwarcz, Joy Kimbrough, Laura Ashe, Anna Rockich, Jill Warner-Carpenter, Mohammed Moursi, John F. Eidt, Sandra Brock, Christian Bianchi, Vicki Bishop, Ian L. Gordon, Roy Fujitani, Stephen M. Kubaska, Mina Behdad, Reza Azadegan, Christine Maagas, Kathy Zalecki, John R. Hoch, Sandra C. Carr, Charles Acher, Margaret Schwarze, Girma Tefera, Matthew Mell, Beth Dunlap, Janice Rieder, John M. Stuart, Darryl S. Weiman, Omran Abul-Khoudoud, H. Edward Garrett, Sandra M. Walsh, Karen L. Wilson, Gary R. Seabrook, Robert A. Cambria, Kellie R. Brown, Brian D. Lewis, Susan Framberg, Christa Kallio, Roderick A. Barke, Steven M. Santilli, Alexandre C. D'Audiffret, Nancy Oberle, Catherine Proebstle, Lauri Lee Johnson, Glenn R. Jacobowitz, Neal Cayne, Caron Rockman, Mark Adelman, Paul Gagne, Matthew Nalbandian, Leah J. Caropolo, Iraklis I. Pipinos, Jason Johanning, Thomas Lynch, Holly De Spiegelaere, Georgia Purviance, Wei Zhou, Ronald Dalman, Jason T. Lee, Bassem Safadi, Sheila M. Coogan, Sherry M. Wren, Doghdoo D. Bahmani, Deanna Maples, Shawna Thunen, Michael A. Golden, Marc E. Mitchell, Ronald Fairman, Sally Reinhardt, Mark A. Wilson, Edith Tzeng, Satish Muluk, Nina M. Peterson, Maria Foster, James Edwards, Gregory L. Moneta, Gregory Landry, Lloyd Taylor, Richard Yeager, Eleanor Cannady, Gerald Treiman, Stephanie Hatton-Ward, Barbara Salabsky, Nikhil Kansal, Erik Owens, Melanie Estes, Beth A. Forbes, Cinda Sobotta, Joseph H. Rapp, Linda M. Reilly, Sandra L. Perez, Kimberly Yan, Rajaabrata Sarkar, Shelley S. Dwyer, Karen Chong, Ted R. Kohler, Thomas S. Hatsukami, David G. Glickerman, Michael Sobel, Thomas S. Burdick, Kimberly Pedersen, Patricia Cleary, Martin Back, Dennis Bandyk, Brad Johnson, Murray Shames, Rebecca L. Reinhard, Sandra C. Thomas, Glenn C. Hunter, Luis R. Leon, Alex Westerband, Robert J. Guerra, Macario Riveros, John L. Mills, John D. Hughes, Andrea M. Escalante, Shemuel B. Psalms, Nancy N. Day, Robyn Macsata, Anton Sidawy, Jonathan Weiswasser, Subodh Arora, Brenda J. Jasper, Alan Dardik, Vivian Gahtan, Bart E. Muhs, Bauer E. Sumpio, Richard J. Gusberg, Marcelo Spector, Jeffrey Pollak, John Aruny, E. Lynne Kelly, James Wong, Penny Vasilas, Carmelene Joncas, Hugh A. Gelabert, Christian De Virgillio, David A. Rigberg, Loretta Cole, Elizabeth Latts, Kathleen M. Swanson, Gary R. Johnson, Peter Guarino, Peter Peduzzi, Margaret Antonelli, Cindy Cushing, Elizabeth Davis, Lynn Durant, Shirley Joyner, Alice Kossack, Mary Le Gwin, Vanessa McBride, Terry O'Connor, June Poulton, Susan Stratton, Scott Zellner, Amanda J. Snodgrass, Julie Thornton, Clair M. Haakenson, Yvonne Jonk, John W. Hallett, Norman Hertzer, Jonathan Towne, David A. Katz, Theodore Karrison, John P. Matts, Richard Marottoli, Stanislav Kasl, Rajni Mehta, Richard Feldman, William Farrell, Heather Allore, Edward Perry, James Niederman, Sister Frances Randall, Reverend Michael Zeman, Donald Beckwith, Timothy J. O'Leary, Grant D. Huang, Marilyn Bader

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IMPORTANCE: Because of the similarity in clinical outcomes after elective open and endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), cost may be an important factor in choosing a procedure. OBJECTIVE: To compare total and AAA-related use of health care services, costs, and cost-effectiveness between groups randomized to open or endovascular repair. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: This unblinded randomized clinical trial enrolled 881 patients undergoing planned elective repair of AAA who were candidates for open and endovascular repair procedures. Patients were randomized from October 15, 2002, to April 15, 2008, at 42 Veterans Affairs medical centers. Follow-up was completed on October 15, 2011, and data were analyzed from April 15, 2013, to April 15, 2016, based on intention to treat. MAINOUTCOMES ANDMEASURES: Mean total and AAA-related health care cost per life-year and per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). RESULTS: A total of 881 patients (876 men [99.4%]; 5 women [0.6%]; mean [SD] age, 70 [7.8] years) were included in the analysis. After a mean of 5.2 years of follow-up, mean life-years were 4.89in the endovascular group and 4.84 in the open repair group (P =.68), and mean QALYs were 3.72 in the endovascular group and 3.70 in the open repair group (P =.82). Total mean health care costs did not differ significantly between the 2 groups (endovascular group, $142 745; open repair group, $153 533; difference, -$10 788; 95% CI, -$29 796 to $5825; P =.25). Costs related to AAA, including the initial repair, constituted nearly 40% of total costs and did not differ significantly between the 2 groups (endovascular group, $57 501; open repair group, $57 893; difference, -$393; 95% CI, -$12 071 to $7928; P =.94). Lower costs due to shorter hospitalization for initial endovascular repair were offset by increased costs from AAA-related secondary procedures and imaging studies. The probability of endovascular repair being less costly and more effective was 56.8% when effectiveness was measured in life-years and 55.4% when effectiveness was measured in QALYs for total costs and 31.3% and 34.3%, respectively, for AAA-related costs. CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: In this multicenter randomized clinical trial with follow-up to 9 years, survival, quality of life, costs, and cost-effectiveness did not differ between elective open and endovascular repair of AAA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1139-1144
Number of pages6
JournalJAMA Surgery
Volume151
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

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    Lederle, F. A., Stroupe, K. T., Kyriakides, T. C., Ge, L., Freischlag, J. A., Ketteler, E. R., Kingsley, D. D., Marek, J. M., Massen, R. J., Matteson, B. D., David Pitcher, J., Langsfeld, M., Corson, J. D., Goff, J. M., Kasirajan, K., Paap, C., Robertson, D. C., Salam, A., Veeraswamy, R., ... Bader, M. (2016). Long-term cost-effectiveness in the veterans affairs open vs endovascular repair study of aortic abdominal aneurysm: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Surgery, 151(12), 1139-1144. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2783