A Comparative Cost Analysis of Cleft Lip Adhesion and Nasoalveolar Molding before Formal Cleft Lip Repair.

@article{Shay2015ACC,
  title={A Comparative Cost Analysis of Cleft Lip Adhesion and Nasoalveolar Molding before Formal Cleft Lip Repair.},
  author={Paul Luther Shay and Jesse A. Goldstein and James Thomas Paliga and Jason D. Wink and Oksana A. Jackson and David W. Low and Scott P. Bartlett and Jesse Adam Taylor},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={136 6},
  pages={1264-71}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with complete cleft lip and palate may benefit from cleft lip adhesion or nasoalveolar molding before formal cleft lip repair. The authors compared the relative costs to insurers of these two treatment modalities and the burden of care to families. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed of cleft lip and palate patients treated with nasoalveolar molding or cleft lip adhesion at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia between January of 2007 and June of 2012… CONTINUE READING

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