Economic Evaluation of Clubfoot Treatment: One Centre's Experience
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Economic Evaluation of Clubfoot Treatment: One Centre's Experience|
|Study Start Date:||October 2003|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00475631
|Principal Investigator:||Christine Alvarez, MD||University of British Columbia|