Journal article

Economic evaluation of the NET intervention versus guideline dissemination for management of mild head injury in hospital emergency departments

Duncan Mortimer, Marije Bosch, Joanne E Mckenzie, Simon Turner, Marisa Chau, Jennie L Ponsford, Jonathan C Knott, Russell L Gruen, Sally E Green

Implementation Science | BioMed Central | Published : 2018


Background Evidence-based guidelines for the management of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in the emergency department (ED) are now widely available, and yet, clinical practice remains inconsistent with the guidelines. The Neurotrauma Evidence Translation (NET) intervention was developed to increase the uptake of guideline recommendations and improve the management of minor head injury in Australian emergency departments (EDs). However, the adoption of this type of intervention typically entails an upfront investment that may or may not be fully offset by improvements in clinical practice, health outcomes and/or reductions in health service utilisation. The present study estimates the cos..

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Awarded by Australian NHMRC Public Health Fellowship

Awarded by NHMRC Australian Public Health Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This trial was part of a 5-year grant (the Neurotrauma Evidence Translation (NET) Program), funded by the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Australia ( RLG is supported by a Practitioner Fellowship from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council. DAO is supported by an Australian NHMRC Public Health Fellowship (606726). JMG holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Knowledge and Transfer. EJT is supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award, Australian National Health, and Medical Research Council Fellowship. JEM holds an NHMRC Australian Public Health Fellowship (1072366). All funders had no role in study design, data collection, and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.