Contacts: Protoshchak Vladimir Vladimirovich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Relevance: Over the past decades, the incidence of urolithiasis has been steadily increasing, and the development of technology has led to the emergence of new methods of treating the disease. In the face of ever-increasing economic costs, information on the cost-effectiveness of various treatment options for urolithiasis is becoming increasingly relevant.
Purpose: to analyze a review of modern publications on the clinical and economic effectiveness of modern methods of treatment of urolithiasis.
Material and methods: based on economic efficiency, the article considers both drug treatment of urolithiasis lithokinetic, litholytic therapy and metaphylaxis, and surgical methods – shock wave lithotripsy, contact ureterolithotripsy, retrograde intrarenal surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy.
Results: In general, lithokinetic therapy is a cost-effective method of treating urolithiasis in the absence of the need for surgical treatment. The clinical efficacy of oral chemolysis has been studied sufficiently, but we have not found any economic justification in the literature. Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is one of the most expensive surgical treatment methods for urolithiasis, along with shock wave lithotripsy, contact ureterolithotripsy and retrograde intrarenal surgery, and the economic effect directly depends on the expected clinical outcome.
Conclusion: Medical treatment of the urolithiasis performed for medical condition is economically feasible. ?e emergence and introduction into clinical practice of the latest equipment for percutaneous, transurethral surgical interventions, the high cost of medical supplies is expensive.