Study: Low-price strategy in refractive surgery has no benefits, large profit losses

WARSAW, Poland — A low-price strategy in refractive surgery leads to no benefits and large profit losses for health care providers, according to a study carried out at the Bellevue Eye Clinic in Kiel, Germany. “We found that the level of price sensitivity is low amongst candidates for refractive surgery. About 12% of LASIK patients and 20% of refractive lens patients paid less than patient-related maximum willingness to pay,” Tim Herbst, project manager, said at the winter meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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