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Table 4 Average hospital care use per patient year for the two treatment groups

From: Cost-effectiveness of monitoring glaucoma patients in shared care: an economic evaluation alongside a randomized controlled trial

  GFU Usual care 95%-CI of difference between 2 groups P-value Costs per unit (in €)
Hospital visits 1.65 1.57 -0.13 to +0.31 0.158 See Table 2
GDx ECC 1.28 0.77 +0.32 to +0.73 0.000 61.61
HFA 0.10 0.11 -0.11 to +0.07 0.266 158.44
Refractive Unit 0.01 0.05 -0.09 to +0.00 0.002 32.43
Auto-refraction 0.20 0.08 -0.03 to +0.21 0.000 4.64-6.59*
Pachymetry 0.02 0.04 -0.07 to +0.03 0.246 23.17
IOP diurnal curve 0.01 0.02 -0.04 to +0.01 0.109 92.66
Laser treatment 0.002 0.007 -0.02 to +0.01 0.267 78.38
Glaucoma surgery 0.002 0.001 -0.01 to +0.01 0.558 1251.70
Asking advice 0.24 0.10 +0.05 to +0.26 0.000 8.19-15.86**
Proportion patients using medication 0.57 0.59 -0.17 to +0.15 0.614 2.53-18.82***
  1. GFU = Glaucoma Follow-up Unit; CI = confidence interval; GDx ECC = Nerve Fiber Analyser Enhanced Corneal Compensation; HFA = Humphrey Field Analyser; IOP = Intra Ocular Pressure.
  2. *Depending on health care provider
  3. **Costs per advice, depending on the health care providers involved
  4. ***Costs per month