Is sinus surgery successful in providing relief and reducing cost?
Explore this issue:July 2014
Background: Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) have continuing and often worsening symptoms, causing increased healthcare utilization. We are increasingly looking at cost analysis as we justify the most effective treatments for our patients. This study compares the cost of CRS with endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) treatment and post-surgery costs. Using a large data base of 9,105 patients, pre-operative and post-operative records were retrospectively reviewed using database analysis.
Study design: Retrospective administrative data analysis.