To examine the economic efficiency of current cochlear implant technology under Australian conditions in profoundly deaf adults, partially deafened adults, and children.
Cost-utility study, with weights based on judgments from persons experienced with the technology, and cost data from Australian sources.
Quality-of-life improvements due to functional consequences of hearing improvement were greater than those due to amelioration of hearing disability.
Costs in Australian dollars per QALY (15-year assessment) ranged from $5,070-$11,100 for children, $11,790-$38,150 for profoundly deaf adults, and $14,410-$41,000 for partially deaf adults.
Results suggest cochlear implantation is acceptable value for money when compared with other health programs to which resources are committed in Australia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Implant, Cochlée, Homme, Evaluation, Technologie, Traitement, Surdité, Australie, Océanie, Economie santé, ORL pathologie, Trouble audition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Implant, Cochlea, Human, Evaluation, Technology, Treatment, Hearing loss, Australia, Oceania, Health economy, ENT disease, Auditory disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0519692
Code Inist : 002B25C03. Création : 18/05/2000.