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Cost-effectiveness of cataract surgery in a public health eye care programme in Nepal
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Reference: Marseille E. (1996). Cost-effectiveness of cataract surgery in a public health eye care programme in Nepal, WHO. URL-http://apps.who.int/iris/ Programme planners and policy-makers are turning increasingly to cost-effectiveness assessments to guide the allocation of health care resources. The World Bank, for example, has systematically applied cost-effectiveness criteria to establish priorities for health spending in low-income countries. In 1993 it included cataract surgery in the "most highly cost-
effective" category of health interventions (1, 2). This article presents a re-assessment of the cost- effectiveness of cataract surgery using cost and services data from the Lumbini Zonal Eye Care Programme in Nepal. The findings suggest that cataract surgery may be even more cost-effective than previously believed (cataract surgery was found to have a cost per "disability-adjusted life year" (DALY) of US$ 5.06). This is in the same range
of cost-effectiveness as other well-accepted public health interventions.

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WHO ,   (1996 )
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Bulletin or Poster in English
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HEALTH SERVICES, COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SERVICES, COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES, SOCIAL SERVICES, PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, HEALTH PROGRAMMES, HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, HOSPITALS, MEDICAL COOPERATION, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, MEDICAL TREATMENT, EYE DISEASES, DISEASES AND CARRIERS OF DISEASES, DISEASES, OPHTHALMOLOGY, EYE DISEASES, DISEASES AND CARRIERS OF DISEASES
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 WHO : World Health Organization
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10.02.00  -  Comprehensive Health Services
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