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Table 1 Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and cost data in groups A-C

From: Cost-utility of routine cataract surgery

Variable Group A (n = 87) Group B (n = 73) Group C (n = 59)
Mean age, years 69 (12) 70 (12) 75 (10)
Female, % 56 71 71
HRQoL at baseline 0.85 (0.13) 0.80 (0.13) 0.82 (0.11)
HRQoL at 6 months 0.85 (0.14) 0.83 (0.14) 0.81(0.13)
HRQoL difference between baseline and 6 months 0.00 (0.14) p = 0.852 0.03 (0.14) p < 0.001 -0.01 (0.07) p = 0.279
Mean hospital costs at 6 months, € 1318 (184) 2289 (266) 1323 (361)
Mean QALYs gained 0.1605 (0.9421) 0.4464 (1.1966) -0.0219 (0.7424)
Cost per QALY, € 8212 5128 Can not be established
  1. Values are percentages or means with standard deviations (SD) in parentheses. Group A = patients with only one eye operated; Group B = patients with both eyes operated during follow-up; Group C = patients who had had their first eye operated earlier and now the second eye was operated.