Cost-effectiveness and budget impact analysis of a patient visit support system for blindness reduction in Japanese patients with glaucoma.

Conclusion: Introduction of this support system with SoC is cost-effective and will lead to blindness reduction in Japanese patients with glaucoma. Over a 20 year period, it will lead to an overall cost savings of 1,132 billion yen (10 billion US dollars) for the Japanese healthcare system. PMID: 32729756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research

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Source: Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
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Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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Source: Experimental Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Exp Neurol Source Type: research
AbstractGlaucoma is a chronic disease that threatens eye health and can cause permanent blindness. Since there is no cure for glaucoma, early screening and detection are crucial for the prevention of glaucoma. Therefore, a novel method for automatic glaucoma screening that combines clinical measurement features with image-based features is proposed in this paper. To accurately extract clinical measurement features, an improved UNet++ neural network is proposed to segment the optic disc and optic cup based on region of interest (ROI) simultaneously. Some important clinical measurement features, such as optic cup to disc rat...
Source: Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Glaucoma - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Glia-driven neuroinflammation promotes neuron injury in glaucoma that is a chronic neurodegenerative disease of the optic nerve and a leading cause of irreversible blindness. Although therapeutic modulation of...
Source: Journal of Neuroinflammation - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Tags: ScientificWorldJournal Source Type: research
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Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
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