Cost-effectiveness of gastrostomy placement for children with neurodevelopmental disability

  title={Cost-effectiveness of gastrostomy placement for children with neurodevelopmental disability},
  author={J. Townsend and G. Craig and M. Lawson and S. Reilly and L. Spitz},
  journal={Archives of Disease in Childhood},
  pages={873 - 877}
  • J. Townsend, G. Craig, +2 authors L. Spitz
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Introduction: Malnutrition and growth deficiency are common in neurologically impaired children. Gastrostomy placement has been shown to result in significant catch-up growth, improved health of the child and reduction in family stress; its cost-effectiveness has not been investigated. Aims: Costs related to gastrostomy placement are estimated here from a prospective controlled study of children referred to a tertiary paediatric centre in the UK. Methods: Costs of inpatient stay, medication… CONTINUE READING
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