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A multicentre, retrospective study of resource utilization and costs associated with glaucoma management in France and Sweden.

Författare och institution:
Bertil Lindblom (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för klinisk neurovetenskap och rehabilitering); Jean-Philippe Nordmann (-); Eric Sellem (-); Enping Chen (-); R Gold (-); Werner Polland (-); W Williamson (-); Patricia Buchholz (-); John G Walt (-); Danielle Groleau (-); Alistair Curry (-); Stacy J Evans (-)
Publicerad i:
Acta ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 84 ( 1 ) s. 74-83
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
PURPOSE: To assess resource utilization and costs associated with glaucoma management in France and Sweden. METHODS: A total of 267 patient records (121 in France, 146 in Sweden) with diagnoses of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and ocular hypertension (OH), treated medically, were reviewed for a 2-year period (beginning during 1997-99) for relevant clinical and resource utilization data. Economic data were applied to estimate treatment costs. RESULTS: The annual cost of treating glaucoma was estimated at SEK5305 (531 euro )/patient in Sweden and 390 euro/patient in France. In both countries, medication costs comprised about half of the total costs. Surgical procedures and hospitalizations represented greater proportions of total cost in France (7.0% and 9.6%, respectively) than in Sweden (3.7% and 0.6%, respectively). CONCLUSION: Medication costs represent a high proportion of total treatment costs. These findings highlight the relative importance of medical therapy and of assessing the cost-effectiveness of medications in glaucoma.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Klinisk medicin ->
Oftalmologi ->
Aged, Antihypertensive Agents, economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Drug Costs, Female, France, Glaucoma, Open-Angle, economics, therapy, Health Care Costs, Health Resources, economics, utilization, Humans, Intraocular Pressure, Male, Ocular Hypertension, economics, therapy, Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures, economics, Retrospective Studies, Sweden
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2007-10-23 16:05
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2008-01-22 13:22

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