alexa Short-term cost-effectiveness analysis of presurgical orthopedic treatment in children with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate.


Journal of Surgery

Author(s): Severens JL, Prahl C, KuijpersJagtman AM, PrahlAndersen B, Severens JL, Prahl C, KuijpersJagtman AM, PrahlAndersen B

Abstract Share this page

Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article was to investigate cost-effectiveness in cleft palate treatment using cost-effectiveness of presurgical orthopedic treatment (PSOT) as an example. DESIGN: A three-center randomized clinical trial compared PSOT with non-PSOT for children with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP, n=52). PATIENTS: The inclusion criteria for the trial were: complete UCLP, no other malformations, born at term, both parents Caucasian, trial entrance preferably within 2 weeks after birth, and informed consent by the parents. INTERVENTIONS: PSOT was performed by means of a passive plate according to Hotz and Gnoinski. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: The short-term cost-effectiveness of PSOT was based on the time taken for the surgical lip closure procedure. Medical and nonmedical costs until surgical lip closure at 18 weeks of age were analyzed. RESULTS: The durations of the surgical lip closure procedures did not differ significantly (57.2 minutes for PSOT and 56.4 minutes for non-PSOT). The mean medical cost for PSOT treatment was US$852. The non-PSOT treatment group had a significantly different mean medical cost (US$304). Mean travel costs and indirect nonmedical costs were US$128 and US$231 for PSOT and US$79 and US$130 for non-PSOT, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: The combination of a clinical trial and an economic evaluation makes it possible to relate effects to costs involved in treatment alternatives. Longer-term costs and effects will be incorporated into an extended cost-effectiveness analysis to determine the cost-effectiveness of PSOT. This article was published in Cleft Palate Craniofac J and referenced in Journal of Surgery

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version