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Table 1 Model inputs

From: Budget impact analysis of lens material on the posterior capsule opacification (PCO) as a complication after the cataract surgery

VariableValuesSource
Hospital-level model
 Price of cataract surgery432.56 EURAverage price of B19G DRG in 2018
 Price of Nd:YAG65.12 EURAverage price of Z58 APG in 2018
 Cost of hospitalization (per patient)152.60 EURAverage values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals
 Cost of diagnostic procedures (per patient)9.65 EURAverage values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals
 Cost of cataract surgical procedure (health care personnel performing surgery + operating theatre)87.95 EURAverage values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals
 Cost of medical materials used for cataract treatment (excluding lenses)137.34 EURAverage values for cataract treatment in 19 hospitals
 Cost of a hydrophilic acrylic lens45.51 EURAverage value taken from tender data in Poland (2018)
 Cost of a hydrophobic acrylic lens64.77 EURAverage value taken from tender data in Poland (2018)
 Duration of Nd:YAG30 minExpert clinical knowledge
 Wage of an ophthalmologist (per hour)16.77 EURAverage values for ophthalmology department in 19 hospitals
 Wage of a nurse (per hour)7.20 EURAverage values for ophthalmology department in 19 hospitals
 Price of Nd:YAG laser100,000 EURAverage value taken from tender data in Poland (2018)
 Medical materials for Nd:YAG5.97 EURAverage values for ophthalmology department in 19 hospitals
 Mark-up of indirect costs for Nd:YAG20%Own estimation, expert knowledge on cost structure of ophthalmology departments
 Total life-cycle of Nd:YAG laser5 yearsNational tax office estimates (CIT act)
 Average annual number of Nd:YAG procedures (per clinic)137Own calculation based on number of clinics and NHF data on number of Nd:YAG procedures
National-level healthcare cost model
 Number of cataract surgeries313 822NHF data (2018)
 Price of cataract surgery432.56 EURAverage price of B19G DRG in 2018
 Expected rate of complicationsDepending on lens structure and time horizonSystematic literature search
 Number of Nd:YAG proceduresDepending on lens structure and time horizonNumber of cataract surgeries x expected rate of complications
 Price of Nd:YAG65.12 EURAverage price of Z58 APG in 2018
 Price of medical consultation9.30 EURAverage price of W01 APG in 2018
 Price of diclofenac (per bottle)4.04 EUROfficial drug price lists