Cost-effectiveness of gastrostomy placement for children with neurodevelopmental disability.

@article{Townsend2008CosteffectivenessOG,
  title={Cost-effectiveness of gastrostomy placement for children with neurodevelopmental disability.},
  author={Joy Townsend and G Craig and Marian Leonardo Lawson and S Reilly and Lewis Spitz},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  year={2008},
  volume={93 10},
  pages={
          873-7
        }
}
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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