Up tO date feW Studies have assessed costs and outcomes of rehabilitation in outpatients. Aim of the current prospective study was to evaluate the rehabilitative and economical effectiveness of an outpatient rehabilitative practice. Methods. The study was performed in 349 patients admitted for rehabilitation due to sequelae of orthopaedic surgery (repair of rotator cuff tear, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction), limbs fracture (should, wrist, foot), whiplash neck pain, and chronic spinal pain (low back pain and neck pain). All patients were submitted to rehabilitation. Before and after rehabilitation, range of motion of joint or pain were assessed. Economical effectiveness and rehabilitative effectiveness in range of motion and pain were considered as outcome measures.
|Translated title of the contribution||Rehabilitative and economic effectiveness of an outpatient rehabilitative practice|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health