Sumary of Normothermic perfusion can save nearly $1 billion over cold storage for liver transplant:
- Cost-utility analysis of normothermic machine perfusion compared to static cold storage in liver transplantation in the Canadian setting.
- Back to Healio Adding normothermic machine perfusion to an existing liver transplant program would add quality adjusted life years while saving money and proving cost effective, according to a presentation at The Liver Meeting Digital Experience.
- using normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) in addition to cold static storage as an option for transplant.
- Researchers applied micro-costing data from a single center retrospective trial and utility values from the literature.
- “Normothermic machine perfusion allows for safe use of extended criteria grafts and grafts that would otherwise not be transplanted,” Webb said, explaining that the NMP perfuses the graft at normal physiologic levels and allows assessment of synthetic and metabolic viability.
- the control’s $634,106. Over the estimated 5 years, NMP showed 3.48 QALY vs.