Cost-utility analysis of telemedicine and ophthalmoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity management.

@article{Jackson2008CostutilityAO,
  title={Cost-utility analysis of telemedicine and ophthalmoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity management.},
  author={Kevin M. Jackson and Karen E Scott and Joshua S Graff Zivin and David A. Bateman and John T. Flynn and Jeremy David Keenan and Michael F. Chiang},
  journal={Archives of ophthalmology},
  year={2008},
  volume={126 4},
  pages={493-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of telemedicine and standard ophthalmoscopy for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) management. METHODS Models were developed to represent ROP examination and treatment using telemedicine and standard ophthalmoscopy. Cost-utility analysis was performed using decision analysis, evidence-based outcome data from published literature, and present value modeling. Visual outcome data were converted to patient preference-based time trade-off utility values… CONTINUE READING