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Injury to the human median and ulnar nerves in the forearm - analysis of costs for treatment and rehabilitation of 69 patients in southern sweden.

Rosberg, HansE LU ; Steen Carlsson, Katarina LU ; Höjgård, Sören LU ; Lindgren, Björn LU ; Lundborg, Göran LU and Dahlin, Lars LU (2005) In Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume) 30(1). p.35-39
Abstract
This study analysed the costs of median and ulnar nerve injuries in the forearm in humans and factors affecting such costs. The costs within the health-care sector and costs of lost production were calculated in 69 patients with an injury to the median and/or ulnar nerve in the forearm, usually caused by glass, a knife, or a razorblade. Factors associated with the variation in costs and outcome were analysed. The total median costs for an employed person with a median and an ulnar nerve injury were EUR 51,238 and EUR 31,186, respectively, and 87% of the total costs were due to loss of production. All costs were higher for patients with concomitant tendon injuries (greater than or equal to4 tendons). The costs within the health-care sector... (More)
This study analysed the costs of median and ulnar nerve injuries in the forearm in humans and factors affecting such costs. The costs within the health-care sector and costs of lost production were calculated in 69 patients with an injury to the median and/or ulnar nerve in the forearm, usually caused by glass, a knife, or a razorblade. Factors associated with the variation in costs and outcome were analysed. The total median costs for an employed person with a median and an ulnar nerve injury were EUR 51,238 and EUR 31,186, respectively, and 87% of the total costs were due to loss of production. All costs were higher for patients with concomitant tendon injuries (greater than or equal to4 tendons). The costs within the health-care sector were also higher for patients who changed work after the injury and if both nerves were injured. Outcome was dependent on age and repair method. (Less)
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ulnar nerve, nerve injury, median nerve, epidemiology, cost, forearm
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Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume)
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35 - 39
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.09.003
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  abstract     = {This study analysed the costs of median and ulnar nerve injuries in the forearm in humans and factors affecting such costs. The costs within the health-care sector and costs of lost production were calculated in 69 patients with an injury to the median and/or ulnar nerve in the forearm, usually caused by glass, a knife, or a razorblade. Factors associated with the variation in costs and outcome were analysed. The total median costs for an employed person with a median and an ulnar nerve injury were EUR 51,238 and EUR 31,186, respectively, and 87% of the total costs were due to loss of production. All costs were higher for patients with concomitant tendon injuries (greater than or equal to4 tendons). The costs within the health-care sector were also higher for patients who changed work after the injury and if both nerves were injured. Outcome was dependent on age and repair method.},
  author       = {Rosberg, HansE and Steen Carlsson, Katarina and Höjgård, Sören and Lindgren, Björn and Lundborg, Göran and Dahlin, Lars},
  issn         = {0266-7681},
  keyword      = {ulnar nerve,nerve injury,median nerve,epidemiology,cost,forearm},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {35--39},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume)},
  title        = {Injury to the human median and ulnar nerves in the forearm - analysis of costs for treatment and rehabilitation of 69 patients in southern sweden.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhsb.2004.09.003},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2005},
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