Rotator cuff repair: an analysis of utility scores and cost-effectiveness.

  title={Rotator cuff repair: an analysis of utility scores and cost-effectiveness.},
  author={Michael G. Vitale and Joshua S. Graff Zivin and Jonathan P. Braman and Louis U. Bigliani and Evan L. Flatow},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={16 2},
More than 75,000 rotator cuff repairs are performed annually, yet cost-effectiveness data are unavailable. This study examines the cost utility of rotator cuff repair by relating surgical costs to increase in quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). Eighty-seven patients were followed up prospectively for 1 year, during which cost and quality of life data were collected. Patient-based utility measures of quality of life (European Quality-of-Life measure [EuroQoL] and Health Utility Index [HUI… CONTINUE READING

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