Cost for treatment and follow-up of thyroid cancer increases according to the severity of disease

Soo Young Kim, Seok Mo Kim, Hojin Chang, Bup Woo Kim, Yong Sang Lee, Soon Sun Kwon, Hyunjung Shin, Hang-Seok Chang, Cheong Soo Park

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Background: The aim of this study was to provide an analysis of thyroid cancer-related health care costs over a 5-year period, according to the extent of thyroid surgery. Methods: The study included 33 patients from our institutional database who underwent thyroid cancer surgery in 2010. Patients were divided into four groups based on surgical extent: (1) hemithyroidectomy, (2) total thyroidectomy, (3) total thyroidectomy with ipsilateral radical neck dissection, and (4) total thyroidectomy with bilateral radical neck dissection and mediastinal dissection. Costs for admission and outpatient follow-up for 5 years were analyzed. Results: Costs for outpatient follow-up and admission, and overall cost increased with increasing stage of disease and increasing extent of thyroid surgery. Patients who underwent only hemithyroidectomy had the lowest costs for outpatient follow-up and admission, as well as the lowest overall cost. Conclusion: Over the 5-year follow-up period, surgery performed at an early disease stage was the most cost-effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2376-2379
Number of pages4
JournalHead and Neck
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 1

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Thyroid Neoplasms
Health Care Costs
Costs and Cost Analysis
Thyroidectomy
Neck Dissection
Outpatients
Thyroid Gland
Dissection
Databases

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Kim, S. Y., Kim, S. M., Chang, H., Kim, B. W., Lee, Y. S., Kwon, S. S., ... Park, C. S. (2019). Cost for treatment and follow-up of thyroid cancer increases according to the severity of disease. Head and Neck, 41(7), 2376-2379. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.25706
Kim, Soo Young ; Kim, Seok Mo ; Chang, Hojin ; Kim, Bup Woo ; Lee, Yong Sang ; Kwon, Soon Sun ; Shin, Hyunjung ; Chang, Hang-Seok ; Park, Cheong Soo. / Cost for treatment and follow-up of thyroid cancer increases according to the severity of disease. In: Head and Neck. 2019 ; Vol. 41, No. 7. pp. 2376-2379.
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Cost for treatment and follow-up of thyroid cancer increases according to the severity of disease. / Kim, Soo Young; Kim, Seok Mo; Chang, Hojin; Kim, Bup Woo; Lee, Yong Sang; Kwon, Soon Sun; Shin, Hyunjung; Chang, Hang-Seok; Park, Cheong Soo.

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