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Cost-Effectiveness of Treatments for Aphasia

Ellis, Charles and Lindrooth, Richard and Horner, Jennifer
Cost-Effectiveness of Treatments for Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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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.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1919
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.