Table 8-28General anaesthesia vs regional anaesthesia- Economic study characteristics

StudyLimitationsApplicabilityOther Comments
Chakladar 201048Potentially serious limitations (a)Partially applicable (b)Cost analysis of general anaesthesia vs. spinal anaesthesia.
a

Not a full economic evaluation – costs but not health effects. Cost analysis based on responses to a questionnaire, not on a direct audit of equipment usage. Overhead costs and cost of treating side effects were not included. No sensitivity analysis.

b

UK study but does not estimate QALYs.

From: 8, Regional (spinal or epidural) versus general anaesthesia

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