Journal article

Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of Targeted, Personalized Risk Information to Increase Appropriate Screening by First-Degree Relatives of People With Colorectal Cancer

Penny Reeves, Christopher Doran, Mariko Carey, Emilie Cameron, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Finlay Macrae, David Hill

Health Education & Behavior | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Economic evaluations are less commonly applied to implementation interventions compared to clinical interventions. The efficacy of an implementation strategy to improve adherence to screening guidelines among first-degree relatives of people with colorectal cancer was recently evaluated in a randomized-controlled trial. Using these trial data, we examined the costs and cost-effectiveness of the intervention from societal and health care funder perspectives. METHOD: In this prospective, trial-based evaluation, mean costs, and outcomes were calculated. The primary outcome of the trial was the proportion of participants who had screening tests in the year following the intervention ..

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