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Measuring costs in multisite randomized controlled trials: lessons from the VA Cooperative Studies Program.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Hynes, D; Reda, D; Giobbie-Hurder, A; Abdellatif, M; Weinberger, M; Oddone, E; Wasson, J; Henderson, W
Published in: Med Care
April 1999

OBJECTIVES: The interest in the economic impact of new health care interventions has increased dramatically over recent years; however, the results can be highly variable depending upon the economic assumptions made and the approaches taken in collecting the data and in conducting the analyses. This paper describes experiences from the VA Cooperative Studies Program in measuring health care utilization and costs for studies that evaluate clinical interventions. METHODS: Experiences from two multisite randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are highlighted to illustrate strategies used to measure costs by directly measuring health care utilization and economic data within the context of the trials. CONCLUSIONS: Despite the substantial resources required to gather evidence about the cost of care for health care innovations, future VA multisite studies should include accepted health economic approaches to make important contributions to health planning and health policy within and outside the VA health care system.

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Published In

Med Care

DOI

ISSN

0025-7079

Publication Date

April 1999

Volume

37

Issue

4 Suppl Va

Start / End Page

AS27 / AS36

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostatectomy
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hospitals, Veterans
  • Health Services Research
 

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Hynes, D., Reda, D., Giobbie-Hurder, A., Abdellatif, M., Weinberger, M., Oddone, E., … Henderson, W. (1999). Measuring costs in multisite randomized controlled trials: lessons from the VA Cooperative Studies Program. Med Care, 37(4 Suppl Va), AS27–AS36. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005650-199904002-00005
Hynes, D., D. Reda, A. Giobbie-Hurder, M. Abdellatif, M. Weinberger, E. Oddone, J. Wasson, and W. Henderson. “Measuring costs in multisite randomized controlled trials: lessons from the VA Cooperative Studies Program.Med Care 37, no. 4 Suppl Va (April 1999): AS27–36. https://doi.org/10.1097/00005650-199904002-00005.
Hynes D, Reda D, Giobbie-Hurder A, Abdellatif M, Weinberger M, Oddone E, et al. Measuring costs in multisite randomized controlled trials: lessons from the VA Cooperative Studies Program. Med Care. 1999 Apr;37(4 Suppl Va):AS27–36.
Hynes, D., et al. “Measuring costs in multisite randomized controlled trials: lessons from the VA Cooperative Studies Program.Med Care, vol. 37, no. 4 Suppl Va, Apr. 1999, pp. AS27–36. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/00005650-199904002-00005.
Hynes D, Reda D, Giobbie-Hurder A, Abdellatif M, Weinberger M, Oddone E, Wasson J, Henderson W. Measuring costs in multisite randomized controlled trials: lessons from the VA Cooperative Studies Program. Med Care. 1999 Apr;37(4 Suppl Va):AS27–AS36.

Published In

Med Care

DOI

ISSN

0025-7079

Publication Date

April 1999

Volume

37

Issue

4 Suppl Va

Start / End Page

AS27 / AS36

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • United States
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostatectomy
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hospitals, Veterans
  • Health Services Research