Theoretical cost effectiveness of management options for children with persisting middle ear effusions.
The purpose of this theoretical study is to assess the cost effectiveness of options involving observation, antibiotics alone, corticosteroids alone, corticosteroids plus antibiotics, and surgery to clear persisting middle ear effusions during three visits.
In a hypothetical case the expected average per patient expenditures are calculated using the efficacy rates determined by the meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials involving corticosteroids plus an antibiotic (six trials), corticosteroids alone (three trials), and antibiotic alone (four trials).
In this analysis, all children whose bilateral middle ear effusions persist for 12 weeks despite medical management are referred for ventilating tubes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Otite moyenne séreuse, Enfant, Homme, Arbre décision, Etude statistique, Traitement, Aspect économique, Coût, ORL pathologie, Oreille moyenne pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Secretory otitis media, Child, Human, Decision tree, Statistical study, Treatment, Economic aspect, Costs, ENT disease, Middle ear disease
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Cote : 94-0292973
Code Inist : 002B10D02. Création : 199406.