BARTON, G.R., FORTNUM, H.M., STACEY, P.C. and SUMMERFIELD, A.Q., 2006. Hearing-impaired children in the United Kingdom, III : cochlear implantation and the economic costs incurred by families. Ear and Hearing, 27 (5), pp. 563-574.Full text not available from this repository.
Objectives: This article addresses two questions. First, are there differences in the economic costs incurred by families of hearing-impaired children depending on whether or not children have cochlear implants? Second, are these differences important when assessed from the perspective of society? Methods: In a cross-sectional survey, parents of a representative sample of hearing-impaired children provided data about annual resources used by the family because of their child’s hearing impairment. The data yielded estimates of two variables: out-of-pocket expenditure and time away from normal activities by parents. The economic cost of the two variables was estimated in €uros (€) at 2001/2 price levels, and summed to estimate the overall economic cost incurred by the family. Linear regression was used to estimate the association between costs and implantation, while controlling for average (unaided, preoperative) hearing level, age at onset of hearing impairment, age, gender, the number of additional disabilities, parental occupational skill level, ethnicity, and parental hearing status. The cumulative economic cost incurred by the families of implanted children, between implantation and age 16 yr, was calculated from estimates of the overall economic cost associated with implantation and compared with estimates of the incremental health-sector cost of implantation.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Description:||This is not the final published version|
|Publication Title:||Ear and Hearing|
|Creators:||Barton, G.R., Fortnum, H.M., Stacey, P.C. and Summerfield, A.Q.|
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|
|Divisions:||Schools > School of Social Sciences|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 09:46|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:06|
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