Coaching Patients Saves Lives and Money
Joshua Byrnes, Thomas Elliott, Margarite J Vale, Michael V Jelinek, Paul Scuffham
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: The Coaching On Achieving Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Program has been proven to improve biomedical and lifestyle cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term impact of The COACH Program on overall survival, hospital utilization, and costs from the perspective of a private health insurer (payor), in patients with CVD. METHODS: A prospective parallel-group case-control study design with controls randomly matched to patients based on propensity score. There were 512 participants with CVD engaged in a structured disease management program of 6 months duration (The COACH Program) who were matched to 512 patients with CVD who w..View full abstract
This evaluation was funded by The COACH Program. The funder did not have access to the data, and had no role in the evaluation design, data analysis, or interpretation of data. JB and PS had full access to the extracted data in the trial and had final responsibility for the decision to submit for publication.