Economic Evaluation Plan (EEP) for A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT): An international trial to compare the costs and cost-effectiveness of commencing out of bed standing and walking training (very early mobilization) within 24 h of stroke onset with usual stroke unit care

Sheppard, L., Dewey, H., Bernhardt, J., Collier, J. M., Ellery, F., Churilov, L., Tay-Teo, K., Wu, O. and Moodie, M. (2016) Economic Evaluation Plan (EEP) for A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT): An international trial to compare the costs and cost-effectiveness of commencing out of bed standing and walking training (very early mobilization) within 24 h of stroke onset with usual stroke unit care. International Journal of Stroke, 11(4), pp. 492-494. (doi: 10.1177/1747493016632254) (PMID:26936861)

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Abstract

Rationale: A key objective of A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial is to determine if the intervention, very early mobilisation following stroke, is cost-effective. Resource use data were collected to enable an economic evaluation to be undertaken and a plan for the main economic analyses was written prior to the completion of follow up data collection. Aim and hypothesis To report methods used to collect resource use data, pre-specify the main economic evaluation analyses and report other intended exploratory analyses of resource use data. Sample size estimates: Recruitment to the trial has been completed. A total of 2,104 participants from 56 stroke units across three geographic regions participated in the trial. Methods and design: Resource use data were collected prospectively alongside the trial using standardised tools. The primary economic evaluation method is a cost-effectiveness analysis to compare resource use over 12 months with health outcomes of the intervention measured against a usual care comparator. A cost-utility analysis is also intended. Study outcome: The primary outcome in the cost-effectiveness analysis will be favourable outcome (modified Rankin Scale score 0-2) at 12 months. Cost-utility analysis will use health-related quality of life, reported as quality-adjusted life years gained over a 12 month period, as measured by the modified Rankin Scale and the Assessment of Quality of Life. Discussion: Outcomes of the economic evaluation analysis will inform the cost-effectiveness of very early mobilisation following stroke when compared to usual care. The exploratory analysis will report patterns of resource use in the first year following stroke.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wu, Professor Olivia
Authors: Sheppard, L., Dewey, H., Bernhardt, J., Collier, J. M., Ellery, F., Churilov, L., Tay-Teo, K., Wu, O., and Moodie, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:International Journal of Stroke
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1747-4930
ISSN (Online):1747-4949
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 SAGE Publications
First Published:First published in International Journal of Stroke 11(4):492-494
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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