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Using data from over 72,000 individuals to model age-specific increase in service demand from the 2019 modification to NICE criteria for cochlear implantation.
  • Rob Low,
  • Mahmood Bhutta
Rob Low
Royal Sussex County Hospital
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Mahmood Bhutta
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
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• The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has estimated a 70% increase in demand resulting from the 2019 modification to cochlear implant criteria • We modelled the projected increase using our large database of pure tone audiometry results, and adjusted for frailty as a marker of risk of general anaesthesia • Our results suggest an overall 79% increase in demand, with most of this for adult implantation, and in particular for those over the age of 65 • Our findings are important for those planning delivery of cochlear implant services

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

26 Nov 2020Submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology
27 Nov 2020Submission Checks Completed
27 Nov 2020Assigned to Editor
01 Dec 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Dec 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Dec 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
13 Jan 20211st Revision Received
18 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
18 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
18 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
31 Jan 2021Editorial Decision: Accept