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Comparison of Graft Acquisition and Early Direct Charges of Haploidentical Related Donor Transplantation versus Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2019 07;25(7):1456-1464

Date

03/18/2019

Pubmed ID

30878605

DOI

10.1016/j.bbmt.2019.03.013

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85064323899   6 Citations

Abstract

Alternative donor allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplants (HCTs), such as double umbilical cord blood transplants (dUCBT) and haploidentical related donor transplants (haplo-HCT), have been shown to be safe and effective in adult patients who do not have an HLA-identical sibling or unrelated donor available. Most transplant centers have committed to 1 of the 2 alternative donor sources, even with a lack of published randomized data directly comparing outcomes and comparative data on the cost-effectiveness of dUCBT versus haplo-HCT. We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate and compare the early costs and charges of haplo-HCT and dUCBT in the first 100 days at 2 US transplant centers. Forty-nine recipients of haplo-HCT (at 1 center) and 37 with dUCBT (at another center) were included in the analysis. We compared graft acquisition, inpatient/outpatient, and total charges in the first 100 days. The results of the analysis showed a significantly lower cost of graft acquisition and lower total charges (for 100-day HCT survivors) in favor of haplo-HCT. Importantly, to control for the obvious shortcomings of comparing costs at 2 different transplant centers, adjustments were made based on the current (2018) local wage index and inflation rate. In the absence of further guidance from a prospective study, the cost analysis in this study suggests that haplo-HCT may result in early cost savings over dUCBT and may be preferred by transplant centers and for patients with more limited resources.

Author List

Kanate AS, Szabo A, Raj RV, Bower K, Grulke R, Shah N, Ross KG, Cumpston A, Craig M, Pasquini MC, Shah N, Hari P, Hamadani M, Chhabra S

Authors

Saurabh Chhabra MD Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Mehdi H. Hamadani MD Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Parameswaran Hari MD Chief, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Marcelo C. Pasquini MD, MS Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Nirav N. Shah MD Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Aniko Szabo PhD Professor in the Institute for Health and Equity department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Aged
Allografts
Cord Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Costs and Cost Analysis
Female
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Siblings
Transplantation, Haploidentical
Unrelated Donors
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