Cost Effectiveness of a General Practice Chronic Disease Management Plan for Coronary Heart Disease in Australia
Chew, Derek P., Carter, Robert, Rankin, Bree, Boyden, Andrew, Egan, Helen, Australian Health Review
Background. The cost effectiveness of a general practice-based program for managing coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in Australia remains uncertain. We have explored this through an economic model.
Methods. A secondary prevention program based on initial clinical assessment and 3 monthly review, optimising of pharmacotherapies and lifestyle modification, supported by a disease registry and financial incentives for quality of care and outcomes achieved was assessed in terms of incremental cost effectiveness ratio (ICER), in Australian dollars per disability adjusted life year (DALY) prevented.
Results. Based on 2006 estimates, 263 487 DALYs were …
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Publication information: Article title: Cost Effectiveness of a General Practice Chronic Disease Management Plan for Coronary Heart Disease in Australia. Contributors: Chew, Derek P. - Author, Carter, Robert - Author, Rankin, Bree - Author, Boyden, Andrew - Author, Egan, Helen - Author. Journal title: Australian Health Review. Volume: 34. Issue: 2 Publication date: May 2010. Page number: 162+. © Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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