Cost-effectiveness of increased telephone contact for patients with osteoarthritis

A randomized, controlled trial

Morris Weinberger, William M. Tierney, Patricia A. Cowper, Barry Katz, Patricia A. Booher

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Abstract

Objective. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of telephone intervention for patients with osteoarthritis. Methods. Randomized, controlled trial. Results. The intervention did not significantly increase health care costs. The annual costs for a 1-unit improvement in physical functioning and in pain, as measured by the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales, were $70.86 and $31.00, respectively. Conclusion. Telephone contact is a potentially cost-effective intervention in osteoarthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume36
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1993

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Telephone
Osteoarthritis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Randomized Controlled Trials
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Care Costs
Arthritis
Pain

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  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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Cost-effectiveness of increased telephone contact for patients with osteoarthritis : A randomized, controlled trial. / Weinberger, Morris; Tierney, William M.; Cowper, Patricia A.; Katz, Barry; Booher, Patricia A.

In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol. 36, No. 2, 02.1993, p. 243-246.

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Weinberger, Morris ; Tierney, William M. ; Cowper, Patricia A. ; Katz, Barry ; Booher, Patricia A. / Cost-effectiveness of increased telephone contact for patients with osteoarthritis : A randomized, controlled trial. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1993 ; Vol. 36, No. 2. pp. 243-246.
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