Minimally invasive fixation versus conservative treatment of undisplaced scaphoid fractures: a cost-effectiveness study.

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serval:BIB_E0B34C687AA8
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Minimally invasive fixation versus conservative treatment of undisplaced scaphoid fractures: a cost-effectiveness study.
Journal
Journal of Hand Surgery
Author(s)
Papaloizos M.Y., Fusetti C., Christen T., Nagy L., Wasserfallen J.B.
ISSN
0266-7681
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2004
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
29
Number
2
Pages
116-119
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Multicenter Study
Abstract
This study compares the direct and indirect costs of conservative and minimally invasive treatment for undisplaced scaphoid fractures. Costs data concerning groups of non-operated and operated patients were analysed. Direct costs were higher in operated patients. Although highly variable, indirect costs were significantly smaller in operated patients and the total costs were higher in non-operated patients. In conclusion, operative treatment of scaphoid fractures is initially more expensive than conservative treatment but markedly decreases the work compensation costs.
Keywords
Adult, Casts, Surgical, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Female, Fracture Fixation, Internal/economics, Fracture Fixation, Internal/methods, Fractures, Bone/economics, Fractures, Bone/therapy, Humans, Male, Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)/economics, Physical Therapy Modalities, Prospective Studies, Retrospective Studies, Scaphoid Bone/injuries, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive/economics, Switzerland, Workers' Compensation
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