A preliminary cost analysis suggests that accurate and consistent application of the PediBIRN-4 AHT screening tool could reduce the cost per correctly identified child with AHT by 15.1%, and reduce health system costs resulting from missed AHT by 72.4%.1
A formal cost-benefit analysis is planned.
Cohrs A, Agbese E, Leslie DL, Hymel KP. A cost analysis of a validated screening tool for pediatric abusive head trauma. J Child Fam Studies