An example of indication creepBMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2724 (Published 06 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2724
- David Isaacs, professor of paediatric infectious diseases1
- 1Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
Teale and colleagues argue for the cost effectiveness of drugs to be considered when making decisions about funding.1 Their example, palivizumab, is a classic illustration of indication creep. An extremely expensive drug that reduces admission for respiratory syncytial virus but has not been shown to …
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