Long-term cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for hearing loss.

  title={Long-term cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for hearing loss.},
  author={Chuan-Fen Liu and M. Patrick Collins and Pamela E. Souza and Bevan Yueh},
  journal={Journal of rehabilitation research and development},
  volume={48 3},
Routine hearing screening can identify patients who are motivated to seek out and adhere to treatment, but little information exists on the cost-effectiveness of hearing screening in a general population of older veterans. We compared the cost-effectiveness of three screening strategies (tone-emitting otoscope, hearing handicap questionnaire, and both together) against no screening (control group) in 2,251 older veterans. The effectiveness measure for each group was the proportion of hearing… CONTINUE READING


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