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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.

Pershing S, Enns E, Matesic B, Owens D, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema. Ann Intern Med. 2014; 160(1): 160-3. http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1811027

Reference

Title
Cost-Effectiveness of Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema
Publication
Ann Intern Med
Publication Date
2014
Authors
Pershing S, Enns E, Matesic B, Owens D, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 160, Issue 1
Pages
160-3
URL
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