Technology assessment of the Dutch Lung Transplantation Program

Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1998 Spring;14(2):344-56. doi: 10.1017/s0266462300012307.


The costs, effects, and cost-effectiveness of the Dutch Lung Transplantation program were assessed. The results show that lung transplantation is a very costly intervention that improves survival and quality of life. Costs per life-year and per QALY gained were, respectively, US $90,000 and US $71,000.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Health Care Costs*
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Lung Transplantation / economics*
  • Lung Transplantation / mortality
  • Netherlands / epidemiology
  • Patient Selection
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • Survival Rate
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical*
  • Waiting Lists