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Evert Verhagen and Willem van Mechelen

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199561629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.001.0001

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Cost-effectiveness studies

Cost-effectiveness studies

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(p.197) Chapter 15 Cost-effectiveness studies
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Sports Injury Research
Author(s):

Judith Bosmans

Martijn Heymans

Maarten Hupperets

Maurits van Tulder

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.003.015

Next to preventing injuries, it is of increasing interest to have some idea on the cost aspects of injuries and the prevention thereof. What does an injury cost in terms of direct medical costs and indirect (e.g. work absenteeism) costs? Additionally, how much can be saved when injuries are prevented, taking into account that preventive measures have certain costs attached as well? This chapter focuses on this relatively new concept for sports injury research and provides background for gathering and analyzing cost data related to sports injury (prevention).

Keywords:   cost effectiveness, bootstrapping, cost effectiveness plan, direct costs, indirect costs, sensitivity analysis

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