What does it cost to establish a practice-nurses-led clinical trial in general practice? Lessons learnt from the Patient Engagement And Coaching for Health (PEACH) study
Irene D Blackberry, John S Furler, Doris Young, James D Best
MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2009
Objective: To describe the processes and costs of engaging practice nurses (PNs) to establish a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) to study type 2 diabetes in general practice. Design, setting and participants: Descriptive study of the processes and costs of engaging PNs from 59 general practices in Victoria that were participating in the Patient Engagement And Coaching for Health (PEACH) study, prior to practices being randomly assigned in the cluster RCT. Main outcome measures: Estimated direct research costs and personnel costs for establishing a general practice-based research project involving PNs (eg, costs for approaching Victorian Divisions of General Practice and the Australi..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
We acknowledge funding and support from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) for the PEACH study (ID 359374 and 566586) and the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Clinical Science in Diabetes for support for Irene Blackberry and John Furler. We also thank all the practice nurses, patients, GPs and study investigators who participated in the PEACH study.