Economic Evaluation of Clubfoot Treatment: One Centre's Experience

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(The person who started the study joined medical school)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of British Columbia Identifier:
First received: May 16, 2007
Last updated: March 8, 2012
Last verified: March 2012


The purpose of the study is to complete a cost analysis of the different methods used for clubfoot treatment.


Short-term objective: To explore the experience of British Columbia Children's Hospital (BCCH) with costs and outcomes related to the various forms of clubfoot management since 1984 to present.

Long-term objective: To use the information gathered in this project and apply it to future studies in the clubfoot research program and to do a complete cost-benefit analysis.

Hypothesis: The hypothesis of the study is that the BCCH clubfoot treatment program has better outcomes in terms of reduced financial costs than the traditional surgical management.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Economic Evaluation of Clubfoot Treatment: One Centre's Experience

Further study details as provided by University of British Columbia:

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: October 2003
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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 14 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

All patients who were diagnosed and treated for idiopathic clubfoot at BCCH between January 1984 and present are eligible for the study. Patients whose clubfoot is a secondary diagnosis to another disorder (mal-position, neuromuscular disorder and chromosomal abnormality) are excluded from this study.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed with clubfoot
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00475631

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Christine Alvarez, MD University of British Columbia
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Responsible Party: University of British Columbia Identifier: NCT00475631     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H03-70532
Study First Received: May 16, 2007
Last Updated: March 8, 2012
Health Authority: Canada: Health Canada

Keywords provided by University of British Columbia:
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Equinus Deformity
Foot Deformities, Congenital
Foot Deformities
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Foot Deformities, Acquired processed this record on April 23, 2014