Three-year cost analysis of function-centred versus pain-centred inpatient rehabilitation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain

Bachmann, Stefan; Wieser, Simon; Oesch, Peter; Schmidhauser, Sara; Künsel, Otto; Kool, Jan (2009). Three-year cost analysis of function-centred versus pain-centred inpatient rehabilitation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. Journal of rehabilitation medicine, 41(11), pp. 919-923. Uppsala (Sweden): Foundation of Rehabilitation Information 10.2340/16501977-0449

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OBJECTIVE: To compare costs of function- and pain-centred inpatient treatment in patients with chronic low back pain over 3 years of follow-up. DESIGN: Cost analysis of a randomized controlled trial. PATIENTS: A total of 174 patients with chronic low back pain were randomized to function- or pain-centred inpatient treatment. METHODS: Data on direct and indirect costs were gathered by questionnaires sent to patients, health insurance providers, employers, and the Swiss Disability Insurance Company. RESULTS: There was a non-significant difference in total medical costs after 3 years' follow-up. Total costs were 77,305 Euros in the function-centred inpatient treatment group and 83,085 Euros in the pain-centred inpatient treatment group. Likewise, indirect costs after 3 years from lost work days were non-significantly lower in the function-centred in-patient treatment group (6354 Euros; 95% confidence interval -20,892, 8392) and direct medical costs were non-significantly higher in the function-centred inpatient treatment group (574 Euros; 95% confidence interval -862, 2011). CONCLUSION: The total costs of function-centred and pain-centred inpatient treatment were similar over the whole 3-year follow-up.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of General Internal Medicine (DAIM) > Geriatric Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Bachmann, Stefan

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1650-1977

Publisher:

Foundation of Rehabilitation Information

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:14

Last Modified:

13 Dec 2014 18:45

Publisher DOI:

10.2340/16501977-0449

PubMed ID:

19841844

Web of Science ID:

000271102800010

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.32466

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/32466 (FactScience: 197675)

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