An economic evaluation of energy-absorbing flooring to prevent hip fractures

Christopher Zacker, Dennis Shea

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Abstract

An economic evaluation of energy-absorbing flooring designed to prevent hip fractures revealed a payback period of 10 1/4 years if only direct costs avoided were evaluated and just over 11 months when direct and indirect costs were included. Cost-effectiveness ratios of less than $0 per hip fracture prevented and life year saved were also estimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-457
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy

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