Comparing Therapy Costs for Physiciian Treatment of Warts
December 2003 | Volume 2 | Issue 6 | Original Article | 649 | Copyright © December 2003
Robert J. Clemons, MD; Annette Clemons-Miller, PhD; Sandra Marchese Johnson, MD; Susan K. Williamson, MA, CPC and Thomas D. Horn, MD
Based on the cost analysis model, the least expensive treatment option for non-genital warts were carbon dioxide laser therapy ($157) and Candida antigen injections ($190). The other treatment modalities examined ranged from $495 (bleomycin) to $1227 (interferon alpha). Although treatment with the carbon dioxide laser therapy is the least expensive, pain and post-procedure complications limit the use of this modality.