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Economic Evaluation

Belgium

Kiekens and colleagues (2011) examined the 2006 cost of SCI inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation in Belgium using data from literature, administrative data as well as clinical opinion. The authors focused on the direct costs borne by the rehabilitation providers and payments made by the public funder. The total incident costs including staff and overhead costs stratified by type of injury and inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation is presented below.

Mean costs
Inpatient rehabilitation Outpatient rehabilitation
Paraplegia $45,770 $7,908
Tetraplegia $70,965 $10,675
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