Cost comparison between the atraumatic and cutting lumbar puncture needles.
Summary of "Cost comparison between the atraumatic and cutting lumbar puncture needles."
The aim of this study was to determine which type of spinal needle is preferred from a cost perspective, taking into account costs of the spinal needle and treatment of postlumbar puncture headache.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22205758
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0b013e31823efca9
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
Post-dural Puncture Headache
A secondary headache disorder attributed to low CEREBROSPINAL FLUID pressure caused by SPINAL PUNCTURE, usually after dural or lumbar puncture.
Tapping of the subarachnoid space in the lumbar region, usually between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae.
Comparison of various psychological, sociological, or cultural factors in order to assess the similarities or diversities occurring in two or more different cultures or societies.
Cost Of Illness
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, QUALITY OF LIFE, etc. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.
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