What were we asked to look at?
The clinical effectiveness, cost effectiveness, safety and patient experience of orthotic bracing for pectus carinatum chest wall deformity
Why is this important
Pectus carinatum impacts on psychological wellbeing and quality of life, and may pose physical health problems . Chest wall bracing is currently delivered from one centre in NHSScotland. The SHTG Assessment will inform treatment plans and service delivery in NHSScotland.
Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow Women and Childrens, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde