DRIVE it home: making the case for prospective economic data collection in randomized clinical trials.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although the results of Pizzi et al. point to the potential economic attractiveness of a ferric gluconate treatment strategy, they may not be sufficient to change public policy and reimbursement practices. What is required is a large, simple trial that will replicate the results of the DRIVE trial in a broader population with longer follow-up and a prospectively defined economic and quality-of-life study conducted from the societal perspective.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eisenstein, EL

Published Date

  • December 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 74 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1507 - 1509

PubMed ID

  • 19034299

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-1755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ki.2008.553


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States