Manag Care Interface. 1998 May;11(5):42-4.


The routine, easiest-to-treat adult patients with glaucoma utilize 1.80 office visits, 3.34 prescriptions, and 2.02 medical/surgical procedures during the course of a year. Based on data from the PTE-Registry database, this patient group did not receive any hospital admissions or professional inpatient services. Eye surgery was performed at an average rate of 0.08 times per PTE. About 53.5% of all PTEs were treated without the use of prescription drugs. When a drug was prescribed, beta blockers were used most often. In fact, 74.1% of all PTEs treated with a single drug group used a beta blocker.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cost of Illness
  • Episode of Care
  • Glaucoma / drug therapy*
  • Glaucoma / economics
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Office Visits / statistics & numerical data
  • Ophthalmology
  • Personal Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / statistics & numerical data*
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • United States
  • Utilization Review