Volume 7, Issue 16 (7-2004)                   jha 2004, 7(16): 46-50 | Back to browse issues page

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Karimi I, Zohoor A, Vianchi A. Retracted: Comparative Study of cost-effectiveness of Dialysis and kidney Transplant Using Delphi index, Shahid Hasheminejad Hospital . jha. 2004; 7 (16) :46-50
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-155-en.html
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Introduction: long-term hemodialysis and kidney transplantation are the most common treatment for kidney failure. Regarding the increasing demand of these patients to receive therapeutic services, cost-effectiveness of these methods are compared.

Method:This Cross - Sectional research was done to compare cost - effectiveness of long - term hemodialysis and kidney transplantation using Delphi index and patients' medical records. Research population are Kidney patients referring to Shahid Hasherminejad Hospital in 1378.

Finding: In this survey expenses of 1378 were tallied. Findings show that kidney transplantation expenses were 38% and 18.5% of long-term hemodialysis for male and female patients, respectively. In Delphi Scale, effectiveness of kidney hausplautation was 7 times more than long-term hemodialysis. In summation, cost-effectiveness of kidney Hausplantation is 8 times more than hemodialysis.

Conclusion: Long-term dialysis average expenses are four times more than kidney transplantation index of effectiveness in kidney transplantation method was more than long-term dialysis up-to the age 54 in the research population.Cost-effectiveaess of kidney transplantation method in different age groups is 3-14 times more than long-term dialysis.

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Received: 2008/11/3

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