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Minimally invasive fixation versus conservative treatment of undisplaced scaphoid fractures: a cost-effectiveness study

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Christen, T
Nagy, L
Wasserfallen, J B
Published in Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume). 2004, vol. 29, no. 2, p. 116-9
Abstract This study compares the direct and indirect costs of conservative and minimally invasive treatment for undisplaced scaphoid fractures. Costs data concerning groups of non-operated and operated patients were analysed. Direct costs were higher in operated patients. Although highly variable, indirect costs were significantly smaller in operated patients and the total costs were higher in non-operated patients. In conclusion, operative treatment of scaphoid fractures is initially more expensive than conservative treatment but markedly decreases the work compensation costs.
Keywords AdultCasts, SurgicalCost-Benefit AnalysisFemaleFracture Fixation, Internal/economics/methodsFractures, Bone/economics/therapyHumansMaleOutcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)/economicsPhysical Therapy ModalitiesProspective StudiesRetrospective StudiesScaphoid Bone/injuriesSurgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive/economicsSwitzerlandWorkers' Compensation
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PMID: 15010155
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Research group Chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologique (98)
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PAPALOIZOS, Michael et al. Minimally invasive fixation versus conservative treatment of undisplaced scaphoid fractures: a cost-effectiveness study. In: Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 2004, vol. 29, n° 2, p. 116-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:41989

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