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  1. What can be concluded from the Oxcheck and British family heart studies : commentary on cost effectiveness analyses.

    Article - En anglais

    Objectives-To provide a commentary on the economic evaluations of the Oxcheck and British family heart studies :

    • direct comparison of their relative effectiveness and cost effectiveness ;

    • comparisons with other interventions ;

    • and consideration of problems encountered.

    Design-Modelling from cost and effectiveness data to estimates of cost per life year gained.

    Subjects-Middle aged men and women

    Interventions-Screening for cardiovascular risk factors followed by appropriate lifestyle advice and drug intervention in general practice, and other primary coronary risk management strategies.

    Main outcome measures-Life years gained ; cost per life year gained.


    Depending on the assumed duration of risk reduction, the programme cost per discounted life year gained ranged from £34 800 for a 1 year duration to £1500 for 20 years for the British family heart study and from £29 300 to £900 for Oxcheck.

    These figures exclude broader net clinical and cost effects and longer term clinical and cost effects other than coronary mortality.

    Conclusions-Despite differences in underlying methods, the estimates in the two economic analyses of the studies can be directly compared.

    Neither study was large enough to provide precise estimates of the overall net cost.

    Modelling to cost per life year gained provides more readily interpretable measures.

    These estimates emphasise the importance of the relatively weak evidence on duration of effect.

    Only if the effect lasts at le...

    Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Dépistage, Cardiopathie coronaire, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Facteur risque, Etude comparative, Coût, Efficacité, Résultat, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Etude Oxcheck

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Primary health care, Medical screening, Coronary heart disease, Prevention, Health education, Risk factor, Comparative study, Costs, Efficiency, Result, Human, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Cardiovascular disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0279276

    Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199608.