Cataract Surgery Cost Utility Revisited in 2012: A New Economic Paradigm

Objective: To assess the 2012 cost utility of cataract surgery in the United States and to compare 2012 cost-utility data with those from 2000.Design: Value-Based Medicine (Flourtown, PA), patient preference-based, comparative effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis using 2012 real United States dollars.Participants: Previously published Patient Outcomes Research Team Study data and time tradeoff utilities obtained from patients with vision loss. Visual acuity measurements from patients wtih untreated cataract were used as controls.Intervention: Thirteen-year, average, first-eye and second-eye cataract surgery cost-utility analysis using the societal and third-party insurer cost perspectives.Main Outcome Measures: (Read more...)

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