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Rather than focus solely on the healthiest state alone, the times spent in other less favorable health states also need to be accumulated and accounted for in the final analysis. Time spent in fear of medical disease, time spent in pain, time spent in a medical institution, or time spent after a debilitating medical procedure are all associated with different qualities. To compare and sum such different time periods, the quality of time associated with different health states needs to be Basic model 1-HR acute ulcer HR healed ulcer 1-RR RR death acute ulcer Expanded model healed ulcer hospital admission FIGURE 2-7.
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COX-2 maintenance therapy may half the RR = 4%, but it will probably leave the HR = 40% unaffected. Under these conditions the Markov chain of Figure 2-6 yields steady state conditions of 91% healed and 9% acute ulcers. This outcome represents an overall improvement by 8% compared with the 83% fraction of ulcer-free patients without any therapy at all. How would maintenance therapy with PPI affect the natural history of peptic ulcer? In addition to halving the RR by inhibiting acid secretion, PPI may also double the HR.