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Laser treatment plus a VEGF inhibitor achieved an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of $12,410 per quality adjusted life year in patients with DME.

Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema. Ann Intern Med. 2014; 160(1): 160-3. http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1811027

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Title
Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema
Publication
Ann Intern Med
Publication Date
2014
Volume & Issue
Volume 160, Issue 1
Pages
160-3
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