Hospital-level model |

Price of cataract surgery | 432.56 EUR | Average price of B19G DRG in 2018 |

Price of Nd:YAG | 65.12 EUR | Average price of Z58 APG in 2018 |

Cost of hospitalization (per patient) | 152.60 EUR | Average values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals |

Cost of diagnostic procedures (per patient) | 9.65 EUR | Average values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals |

Cost of cataract surgical procedure (health care personnel performing surgery + operating theatre) | 87.95 EUR | Average values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals |

Cost of medical materials used for cataract treatment (excluding lenses) | 137.34 EUR | Average values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals |

Cost of a hydrophilic acrylic lens | 45.51 EUR | Average value taken from tender data in Poland (2018) |

Cost of a hydrophobic acrylic lens | 64.77 EUR | Average value taken from tender data in Poland (2018) |

Duration of Nd:YAG | 30 min | Expert clinical knowledge |

Wage of an ophthalmologist (per hour) | 16.77 EUR | Average values for ophthalmology department in 19 hospitals |

Wage of a nurse (per hour) | 7.20 EUR | Average values for ophthalmology department in 19 hospitals |

Price of Nd:YAG laser | 100,000 EUR | Average value taken from tender data in Poland (2018) |

Medical materials for Nd:YAG | 5.97 EUR | Average values for ophthalmology department in 19 hospitals |

Mark-up of indirect costs for Nd:YAG | 20% | Own estimation, expert knowledge on cost structure of ophthalmology departments |

Total life-cycle of Nd:YAG laser | 5 years | National tax office estimates (CIT act) |

Average annual number of Nd:YAG procedures (per clinic) | 137 | Own calculation based on number of clinics and NHF data on number of Nd:YAG procedures |

National-level healthcare cost model |

Number of cataract surgeries | 313 822 | NHF data (2018) |

Price of cataract surgery | 432.56 EUR | Average price of B19G DRG in 2018 |

Expected rate of complications | Depending on lens structure and time horizon | Systematic literature search |

Number of Nd:YAG procedures | Depending on lens structure and time horizon | Number of cataract surgeries x expected rate of complications |

Price of Nd:YAG | 65.12 EUR | Average price of Z58 APG in 2018 |

Price of medical consultation | 9.30 EUR | Average price of W01 APG in 2018 |

Price of diclofenac (per bottle) | 4.04 EUR | Official drug price lists |