The cost effectiveness of treatment of genital warts with podophyllotoxin

Int J STD AIDS. Jul-Aug 1994;5(4):253-6. doi: 10.1177/095646249400500405.

Abstract

The cost effectiveness of 25% podophyllin resin and 0.5% podophyllotoxin solution in the treatment of genital warts in Genitourinary Medicine Clinic attenders was studied. Although the average treatment cost for a course of podophyllotoxin was more than that for podophyllin resin (20.75 pounds v. 14.95 pounds respectively) the overall cure rate with podophyllotoxin was 66% as opposed to 34.6% with podophyllin. When the costing of secondary treatment options was considered the cost per patient cured of warts with podophyllin resin was 27.15 pounds compared with 25.73 pounds for podophyllotoxin solution (not significant).

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Controlled Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anus Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Condylomata Acuminata / drug therapy*
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis*
  • Cryotherapy / economics
  • Electrocoagulation / economics
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / drug therapy*
  • Genital Diseases, Male / drug therapy*
  • Health Care Costs
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Podophyllin / economics*
  • Podophyllin / therapeutic use
  • Podophyllotoxin / economics*
  • Podophyllotoxin / therapeutic use
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Workload

Substances

  • Podophyllin
  • Podophyllotoxin