Cost analysis of fresh-frozen femoral head allografts: is it worthwhile to run a bone bank?

@article{Benninger2014CostAO,
  title={Cost analysis of fresh-frozen femoral head allografts: is it worthwhile to run a bone bank?},
  author={Emanuel Benninger and Patrick O. Zingg and Atul F Kamath and Claudio Dora},
  journal={The bone & joint journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={96-B 10},
  pages={1307-11}
}
To assess the sustainability of our institutional bone bank, we calculated the final product cost of fresh-frozen femoral head allografts and compared these costs with the use of commercial alternatives. Between 2007 and 2010 all quantifiable costs associated with allograft donor screening, harvesting, storage, and administration of femoral head allografts retrieved from patients undergoing elective hip replacement were analysed. From 290 femoral head allografts harvested and stored as full… CONTINUE READING
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