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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Impact of osteosynthesis in fracture care : a cost comparison study
Authors: Eichler, Klaus
Höglinger, Marc
Meier, Flurina
Knöfler, Fabio
Scholz-Odermatt, Stefan M.
Brügger, Urs
Denk, Eberhard
Gutzwiller, Felix
Prein, Joachim
Renner, Nikolaus
Joeris, Alexander
et. al: No
DOI: 10.2217/cer-2019-0194
Published in: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Volume(Issue): 9
Issue: 7
Pages: 483
Pages to: 496
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Future Medicine
ISSN: 2042-6305
Language: English
Subjects: Bone fracture; Cost comparison; Cost; Impact evaluation; Osteosynthesis; Patient benefit; Return to work; Technology
Subject (DDC): 362.1041: Health economics
Abstract: Aim: To estimate the health economic impact of osteosynthesis (OS) in fracture care over six decades in 17 high-income countries. Patients & methods: Applying a decision tree model, we assumed a hypothetical absence of OS and compared OS (intervention) with conservative treatment (CONS; comparator). We included patients with femur, tibia and radius fractures (age <65 years) and for proximal femur fractures also elderly patients (≥70 years). Results: We estimated savings in direct and indirect costs of 855 billion Swiss francs in the working age population in addition to 4.6 million years of life gained. In the elderly population, 69 billion Swiss francs were saved in direct costs of proximal femur fractures in addition to 73 million years of life gained. Conclusion: OS contributed to maximize health gains of society.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial - No derivatives 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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