PharmacoEconomics Open (2017) 1:301–314 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41669-017-0032-5 ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Development of a Procedure for the Government Provision of Bone-Anchored Prosthesis Using Osseointegration in Australia 1,2 1,3 4 2 • • • • Laurent Frossard Gregory Merlo Tanya Quincey Brendan Burkett Debra Berg Published online: 1 June 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract Methods This research aimed at developing a govern- Background Governmental organizations are facing chal- mental procedure for the provision of BAPs was designed lenges in adjusting procedures providing equitable assis- as an action research study. A total of 18 individuals with tance to consumers with amputation choosing newly transfemoral amputation solely funded by a Queensland available osseointegrated ﬁxations for bone-anchored State organization were considered. prostheses (BAPs) over socket-suspended prostheses. Results The procedure, developed between January 2011 Objectives The aims of this study were to (1) present a and June 2015, included seven processes involving ﬁxed procedure focusing on tasks, documents and costs of expenses during treatment and ﬁve processes regulating prosthetic care, and (2) share observed obstacles and ongoing prosthetic care expenses. Prosthetic care required facilitators to implementation. 22 h of labor, corresponding to AUD$3300 per patient, during rehabilitation. Prosthetists spend 64
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Published: Jun 1, 2017
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