Economic Evaluation of Clubfoot Treatment: One Centre's Experience

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Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (The person who started the study joined medical school)
First Posted : May 21, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia

Brief Summary:


The purpose of the study is to complete a cost analysis of the different methods used for clubfoot treatment.


Short-term objective: To explore the experience of British Columbia Children's Hospital (BCCH) with costs and outcomes related to the various forms of clubfoot management since 1984 to present.

Long-term objective: To use the information gathered in this project and apply it to future studies in the clubfoot research program and to do a complete cost-benefit analysis.

Hypothesis: The hypothesis of the study is that the BCCH clubfoot treatment program has better outcomes in terms of reduced financial costs than the traditional surgical management.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Economic Evaluation of Clubfoot Treatment: One Centre's Experience
Study Start Date : October 2003

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 14 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients who were diagnosed and treated for idiopathic clubfoot at BCCH between January 1984 and present are eligible for the study. Patients whose clubfoot is a secondary diagnosis to another disorder (mal-position, neuromuscular disorder and chromosomal abnormality) are excluded from this study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with clubfoot

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00475631

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Christine Alvarez, MD University of British Columbia

Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00475631     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H03-70532
First Posted: May 21, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Equinus Deformity
Foot Deformities
Foot Deformities, Acquired
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Foot Deformities, Congenital
Lower Extremity Deformities, Congenital
Limb Deformities, Congenital
Musculoskeletal Abnormalities
Congenital Abnormalities