Cost Analysis of Cataract Surgery With Intraocular Lens Implantation

A Single Blind Randomised Clinical Trial Comparing Extracapsular Cataract Extraction and Phacoemulsification

Mohd Rizal Abdul Manaf, Syed Mohamed Al-Junid Syed Junid, M. Normalina, A. Faridah Hanom, K. L. Chuah, Y. Suzainah, M. Zainal, A. B. Azman

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Abstract

A randomised single blinded clinical trial to compare the cost of cataract surgery between extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE) and phacoemulsification (PEA) was conducted at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) between March and December 2000. A total of 60 patients were included in this study. The cost of a cataract surgery incurred by hospital, patients and households up to two months after discharge were included. The costs of training, loss of patients' income after discharge and intangible costs were excluded. Results showed that the average cost for one ECCE operation is RM1,664.46 (RM1,233.04 - RM2,377.64) and for PEA is RM1,978.00 (RM1,557.87 - RM3,334.50). During this short period of follow up, it can be concluded that ECCE is significantly cheaper than PEA by an average difference of RM 313.54 per patient (p<0.001). Cost of equipment and low frequency of PEA technique done in HUKM were the two main reasons for the high unit cost of PEA as compared to ECCE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-386
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume58
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

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Intraocular Lens Implantation
Phacoemulsification
Cataract Extraction
Cataract
Randomized Controlled Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
Malaysia
Clinical Trials
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Cataract surgery
  • Cost analysis
  • Extracapsular cataract extraction
  • Phacoemulsification

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Cost Analysis of Cataract Surgery With Intraocular Lens Implantation : A Single Blind Randomised Clinical Trial Comparing Extracapsular Cataract Extraction and Phacoemulsification. / Abdul Manaf, Mohd Rizal; Syed Junid, Syed Mohamed Al-Junid; Normalina, M.; Faridah Hanom, A.; Chuah, K. L.; Suzainah, Y.; Zainal, M.; Azman, A. B.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 58, No. 3, 08.2003, p. 380-386.

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