To examine the potential effects of bicycle safety helmet cost subsidy on bicycle head injury rates and costs.
Using empiric data on the incidence and costs of bicycle injuries to children, we examined the hypothetical effects of various bicycle helmet subsidies in a cost-effectiveness analysis.
A hypothetical cohort of 100 000 5- through 9-year-olds was followed for 5 years after helmet cost subsidization.
Sensitivity analyses were done of three different levels of safety helmet subsidy ($5, $10, $15), three discount rates (2%, 4%, 6%), 10 levels of safety helmet use ranging from 10% to 100%, and the occurrence or nonoccurrence of catastrophic head injuries.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bicyclette, Accident circulation, Casque, Facteur risque, Traumatisme, Crânioencéphalique, Enfant, Homme, Aspect économique, Mesure sécurité, Coût, Législation, Analyse coût efficacité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bicycle, Traffic accident, Helmet, Risk factor, Trauma, Craniocerebral, Child, Human, Economic aspect, Safety measure, Costs, Legislation, Cost efficiency analysis
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Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.