Economic evaluation of a primary care-based education programme for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
Lord J, Victor C, Littlejohns P, Ross F M, Axford J S
Record ID 31999009016
The objectives of this study were: 1. To measure the clinical effectiveness of the intervention over one year of follow-up 2. To estimate the mean cost per participant of providing the intervention in the Osteoarthritis of the Knee (OAK) study 3. To estimate the impact of the programme on the direct and indirect costs of health care related to knee arthritis over the year of follow-up.
The OAK study failed to demonstrate improvements in knowledge, self-efficacy in arthritis management, or health outcomes after one year. The evidence in this study lends support to the contention that general practice based patient education programmes for knee osteoarthritis are not a cost-effective use of healthcare resources. However, further evidence is required before this can be confirmed.
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England, United Kingdom
- Costs and Cost Analysis
- Osteoarthritis, Knee
- Patient Education as Topic
- Primary Health Care
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