Table 8

Bivariate sensitivity analyses demonstrating the additional cost of FLACS compared with CPS within a theoretical 3:1 and 4:1 hub-and-spoke FLACS model when the cost of the patient interface and the number of operations per week are varied

Cost per patient interfaceNumber of operations performed per week
406080100
3 : 1 model
 40£33.40£24.65£20.28£17.65
 70£63.40£54.65£50.28£47.65
 100£93.40£84.65£80.28£77.65
 130£123.40£114.65£110.28£107.65
4 : 1 model
 40£26.84£18.10£13.72£11.10
 70£56.84£48.10£43.72£41.10
 100£86.84£78.10£73.72£71.10
 130£116.84£108.10£103.72£101.10
  • CPS, conventional phacoemulsification surgery; FLACS, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery.