Journal article

Economic evaluation protocol for a multicentre randomised controlled trial to compare Smartphone Cardiac Rehabilitation, Assisted self-Management (SCRAM) versus usual care cardiac rehabilitation among people with coronary heart disease

Lan Gao, Ralph Maddison, Jonathan Rawstorn, Kylie Ball, Brian Oldenburg, Clara Chow, Sarah McNaughton, Karen Lamb, John Amerena, Voltaire Nadurata, Christopher Neil, Stuart Cameron, Marj Moodie

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: It is important to ascertain the cost-effectiveness of alternative services to traditional cardiac rehabilitation while the economic credentials of the Smartphone Cardiac Rehabilitation, Assisted self-Management (SCRAM) programme among people with coronary heart disease (CHD) are unknown. This economic protocol outlines the methods for undertaking a trial-based economic evaluation of SCRAM in the real-world setting in Australia. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The within-trial economic evaluation will be undertaken alongside a randomised controlled trial (RCT) designed to determine the effectiveness of SCRAM in comparison with the usual care cardiac rehabilitation (UC) alone in people wi..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This study is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (project grant 1144331).