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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Three-year cost analysis of function-centred versus pain-centred inpatient rehabilitation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain
Authors: Bachmann, Stefan
Wieser, Simon
Oesch, Peter
Schmidhauser, Sarah
Knüsel, Otto
Kool, Jan
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3961
Published in: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume(Issue): 41
Issue: 11
Page(s): 919
Pages to: 923
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Stiftelsen Rehabiliteringsinformation
ISSN: 1650-1977
Language: English
Subjects: Adult; Chronic disease; Cost of illness; Cost-benefit analysis; Exerciset therapy; Female; Follow-up study; Health care cost; Human; Low back pain; Male; Middle aged; Outcome assessment; Patient-centered care; Recovery of function; Rehabilitation; Gesundheitsökonomie; Rückenschmerzen
Subject (DDC): 338: Production
617.5: Orthopaedic surgery
Abstract: Objective: To compare costs of function- and pain-centred inpatient treatment in patients with chronic low back pain over 3 years of follow-up. Design: Cost analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Patients: A total of 174 patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to function- or pain-centred inpatient treatment. Methods: Data on direct and indirect costs were gathered by questionnaires sent to patients, health insurance providers, employers, and the Swiss Disability Insurance Company. Results: There was a non-significant difference in total medical costs after 3 years’ follow-up. Total costs were 77,305 Euros in the function-centred inpatient treatment group and 83,085 Euros in the pain-centred inpatient treatment group. Likewise, indirect costs after 3 years from lost work days were non-significantly lower in the function-centred in­patient treatment group (6354 Euros; 95% confidence interval -20,892, 8392) and direct medical costs were non-significantly higher in the function-centred inpatient treatment group (574 Euros; 95% confidence interval -862, 2011). Conclusion: The total costs of function-centred and pain-centred inpatient treatment were similar over the whole 3-year follow-up.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY-NC 4.0: Attribution - Non commercial 4.0 International
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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