Evaluation of the economic impact of modified screening criteria for retinopathy of prematurity from the Postnatal Growth and ROP (G-ROP) study

the G-ROP Study Group

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Abstract

IMPORTANCE: The Postnatal Growth and Retinopathy of Prematurity (G-ROP) Study showed that the addition of postnatal weight gain to birth weight and gestational age detects similar numbers of infants with ROP, but requires examination of fewer infants.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the incremental cost-effectiveness of screening with G-ROP compared with conventional screening.

DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: We built a microsimulation model of a 1-year US birth cohort <32 weeks gestation, using data from the G-ROP study. We obtained resource utilization estimates from the G-ROP dataset and from secondary sources, and test characteristics from the G-ROP cohort.

RESULTS: Among 78,281 infants nationally, screening with G-ROP detected ~25 additional infants with Type 1 ROP. This was accomplished with 36,233 fewer examinations, in 14,073 fewer infants, with annual cost savings of approximately US$2,931,980 through hospital discharge.

CONCLUSIONS: Screening with G-ROP reduced costs while increasing the detection of ROP compared with current screening guidelines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1100-1108
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

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