This paper examines the determinants of hip fracture costs and further evaluates potential savings in costs when the occurrence of hip fracture is prevented.
The costs of hip fracture are comprised of direct costs from health care and the social welfare system.
Data were collected for 1,080 postmenopausal women admitted from private residence for primary hip fracture surgery during the year of 1992 in the city of Stockholm, Sweden.
It was found that the cost of hip fracture is significantly related to age, mortality the year after a fracture, type of fracture, costs 1 year before a fracture, and hospital admission.
The savings in direct costs for an average woman surviving the year after a fracture amount to SEK 210,000.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Hanche, Col fémoral, Membre inférieur, Analyse coût, Prévention, Impact économique, Economie santé, Homme, Femelle, Ménopause, Econométrie, Suède, Europe, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Traumatisme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Hip, Femoral neck, Lower limb, Cost analysis, Prevention, Economic impact, Health economy, Human, Female, Menopause, Econometrics, Sweden, Europe, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Trauma
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Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 27/11/1998.