What Determines the Costs of Repair and Rehabilitation of Flexor Tendon Injuries in Zone II? A Multiple Regression Analysis of Data From Southern Sweden.

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Abstract

The epidemiology and costs of repair and rehabilitation of zone 11 flexor tendon injuries in 135 patients from the southern part of Sweden were analysed. The little finger was most frequently injured (43%), usually with a knife (46%), and 30% of the injuries were work related. Total median costs within the health-care sector for the injuries were SEK 48,500 (1 EURO = 9.23 SEK, 4/1/2002). Costs in other sectors were SEK 93,000. Active mobilization or mobilization with rubber band traction increased costs within the health-care sector (SEK 7400 or SEK 6000, respectively) but improved range of movement (5-7%). Immobilization had a higher complication rate (rupture or need for secondary procedures), which in itself increased total costs by 57%. Non-linear effects were found between age and costs within the health-care sector and the outcome.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Hälso- och sjukvårdsorganisation, hälsopolitik och hälsoekonomi
  • Kirurgi
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)106-112
TidskriftJournal of Hand Surgery (British Volume)
Volym28
Utgåva nummer2
StatusPublished - 2003
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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