Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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