Cost-Effectiveness of Treatments for Aphasia

Ellis, Charles and Lindrooth, Richard and Horner, Jennifer (2008) Cost-Effectiveness of Treatments for Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Significant evidence exists documenting the effectiveness of aphasia treatments. Fewer studies have examined resource utilization, reimbursement, costs, or the cost-effectiveness of aphasia treatments. We add to this literature by analyzing the cost-effectiveness of aphasia interventions that used single subject experimental designs. We analyzed 96 interventions involving individuals with post-stroke aphasia. Cost effectiveness was best in early sessions, about $9 for each 1% improvement in performance proficiency, and increased substantially in later sessions to about $75 for each additional percentage point of improvement. Aphasiologists are encouraged to consider the cost-effectiveness of their interventions relative to specific aphasia profiles and well-defined aphasia treatments.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1919

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