The billing records of 58 children and adolescents with femoral shaft fractures treated during 1990 were analyzed.
The treatment groups included early spica casting, skin traction, skeletal traction, home traction, and intramedullary rodding.
The medical charges included both the hospital and physician (orthopedist, radiologist, and anesthesiologist) components.
The total charges were lowest for the early spica group ($5,494) and highest for the skeletal traction and intramedullary rodding groups ($21,093 and $21,359, respectively).
Both skin traction and home Neufeld traction were associated with significant savings over in-hospital skeletal traction and intramedullary rodding.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fracture, Fémur, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Economie santé, Coût, Traitement, Enfant, Homme, Etude comparative, Adolescent, Membre inférieur, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fracture, Femur, California, United States, North America, America, Health economy, Costs, Treatment, Child, Human, Comparative study, Adolescent, Lower limb, Diseases of the osteoarticular system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0504090
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 199501.