Journal article

Cost-effectiveness analysis of home-based rehabilitation compared to usual care for people with inoperable lung cancer

Lara Edbrooke, Linda Denehy, Cameron Patrick, Haitham Tuffaha

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Few economic evaluations of lung cancer rehabilitation exist. The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of providing home-based rehabilitation for inoperable lung cancer. METHODS: A cost-utility analysis alongside a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of rehabilitation compared with usual care. The primary outcome was quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) gained. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio [ICER (95% CI)] and the net monetary benefit are reported. Value of information (VOI) analysis assessed the need/value of more research. RESULTS: Seventy participants (34 intervention and 36 usual care), average (SD) age 63.0 (12.0) years, 32 (45.7%) stage IV. The aver..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the participants involved in this trial. The randomised controlled trial was funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council project grant (APP1060484). LE was supported by a Cancer Council Victoria Postdoctoral Fellowship.