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What is the relevance of health economics in physical therapist?

December 2, 2010


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Clinical and cost-effectiveness has become an important aspect of health care interventions. Resource constraints urge health care providers to analyze economic impacts of various treatments. This refers to physical therapy interventions as well.
Health care providers need to evaluate quality and efficiency of their services, among others the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy in preventing and treating various diseases or conditions.
When costs related to physical therapy treatment are considered, active physical therapy involvement often reduces pain intensity and sick leave, therefore it is a cost-saving alternative with positive consequences for health.

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