Bibliographic details

Chou CW, Lue KH, Lee HS, Lin RC, Lu KH.  Hylan G-F 20 has better pain relief and cost-effectiveness than sodium hyaluronate in treating early osteoarthritic knees in Taiwan. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association 2009; 108(8): 663-672


This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn.

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Index terms

Aged; Cost-Benefit Analysis; derivatives /economics /therapeutic use; Female; Humans; Hyaluronic Acid /analogs & derivatives; Male; Middle Aged; Osteoarthritis, Knee /drug therapy; Pain /drug therapy; Patient Satisfaction; Quality-Adjusted Life Years