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Cost-effectiveness and External Hip Protectors

Lauritzen, J.B, Hindsø, K. 1999. Presented at the international Course on Osteoporosis, Vienna.

Cost-effectiveness and External Hip Protectors Cost-effectiveness analyses are important in the evaluation of intervention programmes, and may influence the strategy of intervention. 

The conclusion is that hip protectors are cost-saving in the prevention of hip fractures among elderly orthopaedic patients with fractures or falls. Even with lower cost for treatment of hip fractures among nursing home residents the cost-saving with the hip protectors is still positive.

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