Cost-Effectiveness of Retinal Detachment Repair – Corrected Proof

Objective: To evaluate costs and treatment benefits of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RD) repair.Design: A Markov model of cost-effectiveness and utility.Participants: There were no participants.Methods: Published clinical trials (index studies) of pneumatic retinopexy (PR), scleral buckling (SB), pars plana vitrectomy (PPV), and laser prophylaxis were used to quantitate surgical management and visual benefits. Markov analysis, with data from the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services, was used to calculate the adjusted costs of primary repair by each modality in a hospital-based and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) setting.Main Outcome Measures: Lines of visual acuity (VA) saved, cost of therapy, adjusted cost of (Read more...)

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