The health economic study (Larsen et al., Aug 2019), which is based on a randomized controlled trial, is the first to compare the costs and effects of a conventional DLT used in combination with a reusable bronchoscope to VivaSight-DL alone. It concluded that VivaSight-DL offers a cost-effective alternative for OLV procedures.suncity-kasino
According to the study, the incremental savings per OLV procedure were USD 47.65 with VivaSight-DL (See Table 1). This is equivalent to an annual saving of USD 28,600 (assuming 600 annual procedures). However, even when the number of annual OLV procedures (800, 1000, and 1200 [base-case 600]) is increased, VivaSight-DL remains cost-effective.
1 Larsen et al. A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing the VivaSight Double-lumen Tube to a Conventional Double-Lumen Tube in Adult Patients Undergoing Thoracic Surgery Involving One-lung Ventilation. 2019 PharmacoEconomics Open
The tables are the results of a cost-effectiveness analysis, which was based on a randomized control trial (RCT) conducted at a large Danish university hospital where approximately 600 OLV procedures are performed annually.
The RCT was designed with two arms; 22 patients in the conventional DLT arm and 30 in the VivaSight-DL arm, respectively.