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Cost-effectiveness of balloon kyphoplasty in patients with symptomatic vertebral compression fractures in a UK setting.

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SUMMARY: Balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) is a procedure used to treat vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). We developed a cost-effectiveness model to evaluate BKP in United Kingsdom patients with hospitalised VCFs and estimated the cost-effectiveness of BKP compared to non-surgical management. The results indicate that BKP provides a cost-effective alternative for treating these patients. INTRODUCTION: VCFs of osteoporotic patients are associated with chronic pain, a reduction in health-related ...

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10.1007/s00198-009-1096-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA
Volume:
21
Issue:
9
Pages:
1599-1608
Publication date:
2010-09-05
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EISSN:
1433-2965
ISSN:
0937-941X
URN:
uuid:876afee4-dba4-4a00-be3c-ee7e6d1c6060
Source identifiers:
108045
Local pid:
pubs:108045

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