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Economic Evaluation of ETV

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Shakhzoda Erkinova

Economic Evaluation of Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy compared to Shunting in Pediatric Patients with Hydrocephalus: A Health Technology Assessment

: Authors conducted the cost – effectiveness analysis to establish the optimal treatment choice for the pediatric hydrocephalus. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunting and Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy are two interventions that are performed to cure hydrocephalus in children. Shunting is relatively cheap and affordable surgery however it has high infection and failure rates. Although ETV is performed a single time and it let patients to stay shunt free the technology is expensive and requires special qualification. The study used secondary data from the Necker - Enfants Malades hospital, primary cost data from the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Neurosurgery and Markov Model to determine the most economic efficient method of curing children hydrocephalus from the perspective of Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

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