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dc.contributor.supervisor Forget, Evelyn (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Cui, Yang
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-08T15:12:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-08T15:12:39Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4853
dc.description.abstract This study was to examine whether the Manitoba Provincial Health Contact program for congestive heart failure is cost-effective and/or cost-benefit intervention relative to the standard treatment. The benefit-cost ratio was calculated in terms of the program cost and the cost savings from averted healthcare visits in order to determine whether the program would pay for itself. Then I conducted a cost-effectiveness study in which outcomes were measured in terms of QALYs derived from the SF-36. Bootstrap-resampled incremental cost-effectiveness ratios were computed to allow us to take into account the uncertainty related to small sample size. This intervention program generated a net saving of $28,307. The cost-effectiveness analysis suggests that the Health Lines intervention can generate an additional QALY for $26,486 and Health Line plus Monitoring for $70,266. The findings demonstrate that the Health Lines strategy for congestive heart failure holds great promise. en_US
dc.subject Telehealth en_US
dc.subject Economic Evaluation en_US
dc.title The economic evaluation of Manitoba health lines in the management of congestive heart failure en_US
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Katz, Alan (Community Health Sciences) Doupe, Malcolm (Community Health Sciences) Lobdell, Richard (Economics) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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