Cost-effectiveness of a supplementary class-based exercise program in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Richardson, G.; Hawkins, N.; McCarthy, C. J.; Mills, P. M.; Pullen, R.; Roberts, C.; Silman, A.; and Oldham, J. A. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 22(1):84–89, January, 2006.
Cost-effectiveness of a supplementary class-based exercise program in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a class-based exercise program supplementing a home-based program when compared with a home-based program alone. In addition, we estimated the probability that the supplementary class program is cost-effective over a range of values of a decision maker's willingness to pay for an additional quality-adjusted life-year (QALY).Methods: The resource use and effectiveness data were collected as part of the clinical trial detailed elsewhere. Unit costs were estimated from published sources. The net benefit approach to cost-effectiveness analysis is used to estimate the probability of the intervention being cost-effective.Results: The addition of a supplementary class-based group results in an increase in QALYs and lower costs. For all plausible values of a decision maker's willingness to pay for a QALY, the supplementary class group is likely to be cost-effective.Conclusions: The addition of a class-based exercise program is likely to be cost-effective and, on current evidence, should be implemented.
@article{richardson_cost-effectiveness_2006,
	title = {Cost-effectiveness of a supplementary class-based exercise program in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis},
	volume = {22},
	issn = {1471-6348, 0266-4623},
	url = {https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-technology-assessment-in-health-care/article/costeffectiveness-of-a-supplementary-classbased-exercise-program-in-the-treatment-of-knee-osteoarthritis/71549085910A28748F5E5024013CC430},
	doi = {10.1017/S0266462306050872},
	abstract = {Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a class-based exercise program supplementing a home-based program when compared with a home-based program alone. In addition, we estimated the probability that the supplementary class program is cost-effective over a range of values of a decision maker's willingness to pay for an additional quality-adjusted life-year (QALY).Methods: The resource use and effectiveness data were collected as part of the clinical trial detailed elsewhere. Unit costs were estimated from published sources. The net benefit approach to cost-effectiveness analysis is used to estimate the probability of the intervention being cost-effective.Results: The addition of a supplementary class-based group results in an increase in QALYs and lower costs. For all plausible values of a decision maker's willingness to pay for a QALY, the supplementary class group is likely to be cost-effective.Conclusions: The addition of a class-based exercise program is likely to be cost-effective and, on current evidence, should be implemented.},
	language = {en},
	number = {1},
	urldate = {2019-09-20},
	journal = {International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care},
	author = {Richardson, Gerry and Hawkins, Neil and McCarthy, Christopher James and Mills, Pauline Mary and Pullen, Rachel and Roberts, Christopher and Silman, Alan and Oldham, Jacqueline Ann},
	month = jan,
	year = {2006},
	keywords = {Cost-effectiveness, Exercise program, Osteoarthritis, QALY},
	pages = {84--89}
}
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