Glaucoma management : economic evaluations based on a patient level simulation model

A. van Gestel

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

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Intensive intraocular pressure reduction can prevent blindness from glaucoma. While effective in some patients, it may be unnecessarily intensive in other patients, leading to a burden on quality of life and general health care consumption. It is hard to tell in advance which scenario will apply to a particular patient. This dissertation describes how a simulation model for disease progression was used to evaluate intensive glaucoma treatment in terms of long term health and economic consequences. It also describes the evaluation of a method to assess the potential value of implementing more personalized care in glaucoma.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Webers, Carroll, Supervisor
  • Severens, Hans, Supervisor
  • Schouten, Johannes, Co-Supervisor
Award date5 Oct 2012
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789461914033
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • glaucoma
  • ocular hypertension
  • economic evaluation
  • personalized care
  • health care efficiency
  • patient level simulation

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