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Guo S, Counte MA, Gillespie KN, Schmitz H, et al.
International journal of technology assessment in health care. Date of publication 2003 Oct 1;volume 19(4):731-7.
1. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2003 Fall;19(4):731-7. Cost-effectiveness of adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of diabetic ulcers. Guo S(1), Counte MA, Gillespie KN, Schmitz H. Author information: (1)Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, MO 63104, USA. OBJECTIVES: This study estimates the cost-effectiveness (CE) of the adjunctive use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy in the treatment of diabetic ulcers based on the payer's and societal perspectives. METHODS: The study population was a hypothetical cohort of 1,000 patients sixty years of age with severe diabetic foot ulcers. A decision tree model was constructed to estimate the CE of HBO2 therapy in the treatment of diabetic ulcers at years 1, 5, and 12. Scenario and one-way sensitivity analyses were also undertaken to identify parameters that may significantly influence the estimates. RESULTS: The CE model estimated that the incremental cost per additional quality-adjusted life year (QALY) gained at years 1, 5, and 12, was dollar 27,310, dollar 5,166, and dollar 2,255, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The study results indicate that HBO2 therapy in the treatment of diabetic ulcers is cost-effective, particularly based on a long-term perspective. However, the results are limited by the clinical studies that provide the basis of the CE estimation. PMID: 15095781 [Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Diabetic Foot Ulcer - Treatment