Treatment of thyroid cancer consists of thyroidectomy and radioiodine ablation following thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) stimulation. Similar ablation rates were obtained with either thyroid hormone withdrawal (THW) or rhTSH. But with rhTSH, the elimination of radioiodine is more rapid, thus reducing its whole-body retention and potentially resulting in a shorter hospital stay. The aim of this study was to assess the financial impact of a reduced length of hospital stay with the use of rhTSH.
BORGET, I., REMY, H., CHEVALIER, J., RICARD, M., ALLYN, M. and DE POUVOURVILLE, G. (2008). Length and Cost of Hospital Stay of Radioiodine Ablation in Thyroid Cancer Patients: Comparison between Preparation with Thyroid Hormone Withdrawal and Thyrogen. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 35(8), pp. 1457-1463.