Hydroxyurea lowers total medical costs for pediatric sickle cell anemia

09/3/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

Despite having higher outpatient costs, hydroxyurea treatment for children with sickle cell anemia had a 21% lower total estimated annual cost than placebo, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The hydroxyurea group had fewer hospitalizations compared with the placebo group, but both had similar lengths of stay.

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