The economic burden of dry eye: a conceptual framework and preliminary assessment.

@article{Reddy2004TheEB,
  title={The economic burden of dry eye: a conceptual framework and preliminary assessment.},
  author={P. Devanath Reddy and Oren Grad and Krithika S Rajagopalan},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={751-61}
}
PURPOSE To develop a conceptual framework for analyzing the economic burden of dry eye and a preliminary assessment of key factors that contribute to that burden. METHODS The MEDLINE database was searched from 1966 to May 2003 combining the term "dry eye" with various economic terms. In addition, individual interviews with a panel of clinicians were conducted to provide additional insight on resource use. RESULTS Direct resource utilization among dry eye sufferers includes healthcare… CONTINUE READING

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