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Comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for treatment of proximal ureteric calculi: a cost-effectiveness study.
Med J Malaysia. 2009 Mar; 64(1):12-21.MJ

Abstract

Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy (URS) are two main methods of treating proximal ureteric stones. Success rates and cost-effectiveness of the two methods were compared. A total of 67 patients who underwent treatment between January 2007 and July 2007 at a state general hospital were included in the study. The success rate for ESWL group was 81.8% and for URS group was 84.6%. ESWL technique produced a significant higher overall cost per patient than URS (RM930.02 versus RM621.95 respectively). There was no significant difference in quality of patient's life. Cost-effectiveness ratio was lower for URS. The analysis suggested that URS was more cost-effective than ESWL.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Health, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19852314

Citation

Izamin, I, et al. "Comparing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Treatment of Proximal Ureteric Calculi: a Cost-effectiveness Study." The Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 64, no. 1, 2009, pp. 12-21.
Izamin I, Aniza I, Rizal AM, et al. Comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for treatment of proximal ureteric calculi: a cost-effectiveness study. Med J Malaysia. 2009;64(1):12-21.
Izamin, I., Aniza, I., Rizal, A. M., & Aljunid, S. M. (2009). Comparing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and ureteroscopy for treatment of proximal ureteric calculi: a cost-effectiveness study. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 64(1), 12-21.
Izamin I, et al. Comparing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy and Ureteroscopy for Treatment of Proximal Ureteric Calculi: a Cost-effectiveness Study. Med J Malaysia. 2009;64(1):12-21. PubMed PMID: 19852314.
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