Although more than 1 million cataract surgeries are performed annually in the United States, little is known about the frequency of use or cost of various services provided in connection with this procedure.
To assess the frequency with which various ophthalmic, optometric, anesthesia, and medical services are provided in conjunction with cataract surgery and to estimate the cost to Medicare associated with those services, we analyzed 1985 through 1988 Medicare claims records of a nationally representative 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries.
The experience of 57 103 Medicare beneficiaries who underwent extracapsular cataract surgery in 1986 or 1987 that was not combined with another ophthalmologic procedure formed the basis of our analysis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cataracte, Socioéconomie, Homme, Analyse avantage coût, Oeil pathologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Chirurgie, Analyse statistique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cataract, Socioeconomics, Human, Cost benefit analysis, Eye disease, United States, North America, America, Surgery, Statistical analysis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0597381
Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 199406.