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Implement Sci. 2008 Feb 22;3:12. doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-3-12.

Protocol for economic evaluation alongside the IMPLEMENT cluster randomised controlled trial.

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  • 1Centre for Health Economics, Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. duncan.mortimer@buseco.monash.edu.au

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The recent development and publication of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for acute low back pain (LBP) has resulted in evidence-based recommendations that, if implemented, have the potential to improve the quality and safety of care for acute LBP. While a strategy has been specified for dissemination of the CPG for acute LBP in Australia, there is no accompanying plan for active implementation. Evidence regarding the cost-effectiveness of active implementation of CPGs for acute LBP is sparse. The IMPLEMENT study will consider the incremental benefits and costs of progressing beyond development and dissemination to implementation.

METHODS/DESIGN:

Cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses alongside the IMPLEMENT cluster randomised controlled trial (CRCT) from a societal perspective to quantify the additional costs (savings) and health gains associated with a targeted implementation strategy as compared with access to the CPG via dissemination only.

DISCUSSION:

The protocol provided here registers our intent to conduct an economic evaluation alongside the IMPLEMENT study, facilitates peer-review of proposed methods and provides a transparent statement of planned analyses.

PMID:
18294376
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PMCID:
PMC2289836
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