Cost-effectiveness in eyebanking

A. S. Leveille, J. Benson, Harrison D Cavanagh, B. I. Bodner, R. H. Byers

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Abstract

The current operating budget for American eyebanks is more than $5 million per year, and an increasing portion of this expense is being paid by third-party payers. American eyebanks were surveyed to determine what a reasonable cost per transplant tissue might be and to see if recommendations could be made that would help optimize cost-effectiveness in American eyebanking. Most well-run eyebanks needed between $222 to $464 to process each donor cornea for transplantation. This cost-effective goal was most often met if the bank provided at least 150 corneas annually and if there was a full-time professional staff using modern tissue preservation techniques. An eyebank unable to meet these goals should consider obtaining its tissue from the nearest cost-effective eyebank, allowing the redirection of charitable contributions to other more cost-effective eye care-related community activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOphthalmology
Volume89
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1982

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Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs and Cost Analysis
Tissue Preservation
Health Insurance Reimbursement
Corneal Transplantation
Budgets
Cornea
Transplants

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  • Ophthalmology

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Leveille, A. S., Benson, J., Cavanagh, H. D., Bodner, B. I., & Byers, R. H. (1982). Cost-effectiveness in eyebanking. Ophthalmology, 89(6).

Cost-effectiveness in eyebanking. / Leveille, A. S.; Benson, J.; Cavanagh, Harrison D; Bodner, B. I.; Byers, R. H.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 89, No. 6, 1982.

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Leveille, AS, Benson, J, Cavanagh, HD, Bodner, BI & Byers, RH 1982, 'Cost-effectiveness in eyebanking', Ophthalmology, vol. 89, no. 6.
Leveille AS, Benson J, Cavanagh HD, Bodner BI, Byers RH. Cost-effectiveness in eyebanking. Ophthalmology. 1982;89(6).
Leveille, A. S. ; Benson, J. ; Cavanagh, Harrison D ; Bodner, B. I. ; Byers, R. H. / Cost-effectiveness in eyebanking. In: Ophthalmology. 1982 ; Vol. 89, No. 6.
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