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Cost Effectiveness of Combination Therapy Versus Monotherapy in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Colombian Experience.

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Summary of "Cost Effectiveness of Combination Therapy Versus Monotherapy in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: A Colombian Experience."

To estimate the incremental cost effectiveness ratio of pharmacological treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia from the payer's perspective.

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Name: Value in health regional issues
ISSN: 2212-1102
Pages: 174-182

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