publication . Article . 2008

Cost-effectiveness of gastrostomy placement for children with neurodevelopmental disability

Townsend, J. L.; Craig, G. M.; Lawson, M.; Reilly, S.; Spitz, L.;
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  • Published: 02 May 2008 Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood, volume 93, pages 873-877 (issn: 0003-9888, eissn: 1468-2044, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: BMJ
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Introduction: Malnutrition and growth deficiency are common in neurologically impaired children. Gastrostomy placement has been shown to result in significant catch-up growth, improved health of the child and reduction in family stress; its cost-effectiveness has not been investigated.\ud \ud Aims: Costs related to gastrostomy placement are estimated here from a prospective controlled study of children referred to a tertiary paediatric centre in the UK.\ud \ud Methods: Costs of inpatient stay, medication, tests, general practitioner consultations, community healthcare, equipment, and parents’ indirect costs were estimated at baseline and follow-up. Costs of the ...
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Medical Subject Headings: health care economics and organizations
free text keywords: Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Community health care, Community service, Medicine, business.industry, business, El Niño, Malnutrition, medicine.disease, Gastrostomy, medicine.medical_treatment, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, Indirect costs, Pediatrics, Family stress, RA, RD
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