Retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment cost in Brazil.

  title={Retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment cost in Brazil.},
  author={Andrea Ara{\'u}jo Zin and Cynthia Magluta and M{\'a}rcia Ferreira Teixeira Pinto and Aline Piovezan Entringer and Maria A Mendes-Gomes and M. L. Moreira and Clare E Gilbert},
  journal={Revista panamericana de salud publica = Pan American journal of public health},
  volume={36 1},
OBJECTIVE To assess the additional cost of incorporating the detection and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) into neonatal care services of Brazil's Unified Health System (SUS). METHODS A deterministic decision-tree simulation model was built to estimate the direct costs of screening for and treating ROP in neonatal intensive-care units (NICUs), based on data for 869 preterm infants with birth weight less than 1 500 g examined in six governmental NICUs in the capital city of Rio… CONTINUE READING