The treatment of pseudoarthrosis is often long and with great financial and social cost. The aim of this study was to analyze the costs and consequences of stem cells application in patients with pseudoarthrosis. Methodology: This study is an economic analysis of costs and consequences. It was undertaken in a University Hospital from September 2008 to December 2010. The direct costs and time to fracture healing of eight patients were raised. Results: The follow up of patients after the procedure was for six months. From eight patients, seven were healed. The healing time was an average of 14.7 weeks. The direct costs of hospital treatment was R$ 1,207.75. Conclusion: The results of this study are encouraging. The future challenge will be to increase the sample and evaluate the effectiveness of this procedure.
Descriptors: Cost; Consequence Analysis; Economics, Nursing.
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