BACKGROUND: The Human Body Posturizer (HPB), an innovative therapeutic tool able to correct postural changes dynamically, fits perfectly in this framework. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to consider the potential economic benefits of using the Human Body Posturizer both in terms of direct and indirect cost reduction in one year. METHODS: This study was carried out using an estimation method in order to investigate the possible economic impact related to the adoption of the HBP in subjects with low back pain as an attempt to quantify the costs (direct and indirect) generated at different levels of the path therapeutic. RESULTS: The use of therapy with HBP would generate a saving of € 971.40/year in case of sub-Acute LBP and amounted to € 2,922.90/year in case of chronic low back pain. CONCLUSION: This paper provides guidance on the potential economic benefits resulting from the adoption of the Human Body Posturizer as an innovative therapeutic approach by the Italian Health System.
|Titolo:||Economic aspects and managerial implications of the new technology in the treatment of low back pain|
BELFIORE, PATRIZIA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|