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Titolo:
Costs of medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma
Autore:
Calissendorff, BM;
Indirizzi:
St Eriks Eye Hosp, Dept Ophthalmol, SE-11282 Stockholm, Sweden St Eriks Eye Hosp Stockholm Sweden SE-11282 , SE-11282 Stockholm, Sweden
Titolo Testata:
ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
fascicolo: 3, volume: 79, anno: 2001,
pagine: 286 - 288
SICI:
1395-3907(200106)79:3<286:COMAST>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
glaucoma treatment; surgery costs, medication costs;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
3
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Calissendorff, BM St Eriks Eye Hosp, Dept Ophthalmol, SE-11282 Stockholm, Sweden St Eriks Eye Hosp Stockholm Sweden SE-11282 lm, Sweden
Citazione:
B.M. Calissendorff, "Costs of medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma", ACT OPHTH S, 79(3), 2001, pp. 286-288

Abstract

Purpose: To compare county costs of medical and surgical glaucoma treatment. Methods: Medical records of 470 patients who underwent trabeculectomies in1992 were scrutinized for a period of 3 years before and 3 years after surgery (including the year of surgery). Treatment costs were based on DRG prices, and drug consumption costs on the "defined daily dose" (DDD),Results: The costs rose steadily during the 3 years before surgery on account of more frequent visits and examinations and increased drug consumption, Mean total cost in the preoperative period was 13,355 SEK and that in thecorresponding postoperative period, including surgery, was 23,684 SEK, Thenumber of visits post-surgery was only slightly reduced, but there was a marked decrease in medication, However, the cost of the drugs was not correspondingly lower. Thirty percent of the patients later underwent cataract extraction. Conclusion: From a strictly economic point of view glaucoma surgery is notprofitable within a 3-year postoperative period.

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