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Table 3 Cost-effectiveness of ablative treatments

From: Thermal endometrial ablation in dysfunctional uterine bleeding: an economic comparison of bipolar ablation and balloon ablation

  Bipolar ablation Balloon ablation
Result of initial treatment
Amenorrhoeic patients 43% 8%
Satisfied patients 90% 79%
Direct medical costs 1.638 1.545
Direct medical costs per amenorrhoeic patient 3.809 19.313
Direct medical costs per satisfied patient 1.820 1.956
Total costs 1.862 1.774
Total costs per amenorrhoeic patient 4.335 22.175
Total costs per satisfied patient 2.071 2.246
Result of treatment strategy in the first year
Amenorrhoeic patients (including hysterectomy) 46% 16%
Satisfied patients (including hysterectomy) 95% 88%
Costs after one year (including hysterectomy) 2.006 2.053
Total costs per amenorrhoeic patient 4.361 12.831
Total costs per satisfied patient 2.112 2.333