Cost-effective surgical intervention in chronic rhinosinusitis

Bernic, A, Dessouky, O, Philpott, Carl, Morris, Steve and Hopkins, Claire (2015) Cost-effective surgical intervention in chronic rhinosinusitis. Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports, 3 (2). pp. 117-123. ISSN 2167-583X

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Chronic rhinosinusitis is a prevalent condition known to impair the quality of life (QOL) of patients with the condition. There is a growing understanding of the direct and indirect cost burden to both the patients and the society. Loss of productivity, medication usage, and hospitalisation costs are significant. Sinus surgery is usually considered only when medical management fails. There is a paucity of randomised data; however, evidence supports the role of surgery in reducing the impact of CRS on QOL. Often performed in a day-case setting, the costs of surgery are relatively modest. Cost-effectiveness studies suggest that surgery becomes a cost-effective strategy compared with 2–3 years of ongoing medical management. There are insufficient data to currently define the optimum timing of and nature of surgery performed from a cost-effectiveness perspective.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic rhinosinusitis ,endoscopic sinus surgery ,image-guided sinus surgery,balloon sinuplasty,cost-effectiveness
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 21:46
Last Modified: 06 May 2022 01:54
DOI: 10.1007/s40136-015-0077-x

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