Cost utility of the multichannel cochlear implants in 258 profoundly deaf individuals.

  • Wyatt J
  • Niparko M
  • Rothman M
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Cost utility analysis is a method of cost-effectiveness analysis which provides results in terms of cost per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). Cost utility for the multichannel cochlear implant was calculated using Ontario Health Utilities Index data from 229 Nucleus 22-channel implant users and 32 cochlear implant candidates awaiting surgery. The health utility of the implanted group was greater than that of the candidate group by 0.204 (P

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  • Aged
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Cochlear Implants: economics
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Sensorineural
  • Sensorineural: economics
  • Sensorineural: rehabilitation
  • United States

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  • J Robert Wyatt

  • M B A John K Niparko

  • Margaret Rothman

  • J K Niparko

  • Margaret Rothman

  • G DeLissovoy

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