Measuring Success: Cost-Effectiveness and Expanding Access to Cochlear Implantation.

Conference Paper

Only a small fraction of patients with profound sensorineural hearing loss have access to cochlear implantation with the majority of these affected people living in developing countries. Cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) is an important tool to demonstrate the value of this technology to healthcare policy makers. This approach requires that hearing healthcare professionals incorporate methods of assessing long-term benefits of cochlear implantation that include psychosocial, quality of life, and disability outcomes. This review explores different aspects of CEA methodology relevant to cochlear implants and discusses ways that we can improve global access by addressing factors that influence cost-effectiveness.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Saunders, JE; Francis, HW; Skarzynski, PH

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 2

Start / End Page

  • e135 - e140

PubMed ID

  • 26756147

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-4505

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MAO.0000000000000942

Conference Location

  • United States