Cost and effectiveness of hip protectors among the elderly.

  title={Cost and effectiveness of hip protectors among the elderly.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Segu{\'i}-G{\'o}mez and Eric Keuffel and Kevin D. Frick},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  volume={18 1},
OBJECTIVE To characterize the net cost and quality of life effects associated with hip protector use among the elderly relative to no intervention. METHODS We developed two deterministic hypothetical cohorts of 500,000 65-year-old women or men and followed them over the remainder of their lifetimes. Data inputs were collected from secondary sources. Net costs are expressed in 1999 U.S. dollars, whereas net effectiveness is expressed in lives saved and in quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs… CONTINUE READING
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