Table 11.14Population numbers, mean and total cost of intrathecal baclofen treatment without testing (N=100; figures are rounded from the model)

Number
Patients who have pump removed15
Infection from surgery6
Number of participants who have further surgery to fix a problem with the pump3
Number of participants with pump at 5 year follow-up85
Total cost of care of children and young people not tested before pump implanted£2,137,040
Cost per patient£21,370

From: 11, Health economics

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