The cost effectiveness of ivabradine in the treatment of chronic heart failure

June 19, 2014

Source: Heart, 2014, 100 (13) p. 1031-6

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Date of publication: July 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This economic evaluation assessed the cost-effectiveness of ivabradine from the perspective of the UK National Health Service, based on the results of the SHIfT trial. Ivabradine is expected to have a 95% chance of being cost-effective in the EU-licensed population using the current NICE cost-effectiveness threshold of £20,000 per QALY.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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The cost effectiveness of ivabradine in the treatment of chronic heart failure

March 17, 2014

Source: Heart Online First

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Date of publication: March 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This economic evaluation suggests that use of the drug ivabradine for heart failure (HF) is cost-effective for patients with HF.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Economic Analyses of the Be Fit Be Well Program

September 11, 2013

Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine, e-pub ahead of print

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a cost-analysis of a two-year moderate intensity weight loss and hypertension management programme. The ‘Be Fit Be Well Program’ involved 365 hypertensive and obese participants in three community health centres in the USA.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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NHS Health Check: new Ready Reckoner tools

July 13, 2012

Source: NHS Health Check eBulletin, June 2012

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  The PCT tool identifies the potential service implications, benefits and cost savings resulting from implementing the NHS Health Check programme and has been updated with the latest ONS population data. An additional tool based on Local Authority boundaries has also been developed.

Length of publication: 1 web page plus links to tools

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National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation: annual statistical report 2011

November 8, 2011

Source: National Audit of Cardiac Rehabilitation (NACR) and British Heart Foundation

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Date of publication:  October 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This is the fifth such annual audit of CR programmes and patient outcomes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is continued increased participation in CR programmes, although 3 out of every 5 eligible patients still do not access the serviceCR programmes are cost-effective in reducing cardiac mortality, promoting self-management and quality of lifeThe evidence is increasing that CR also reduces unplanned hospital admissions,  potentially leading to considerable savings for the NHS.

Length of publication: 48 pages

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Acknowledgement: British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (BACPR)


A 3-year lifestyle intervention for adults at moderate to high risk of cardiovascular disease

August 15, 2011

Source: Evidence-based medicine, 2011, 16 (3) p. 70-71

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Commentary

In a nutshell: This is a commentary on a previous article, which argued for increased resources for prevention in primary care through lifestyle changes, using cost-utility anyalsis for economic evaluation.

Length of publication: 2 pages

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Tool for GPs predicts public health savings to NHS

August 10, 2011

Source: GPonline.com

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Date of publication: 4 July 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A toolkit has been developed by the National Social Marketing Centre, in conjunction with NICE and the Department of Health. It is designed to indicate the health gains and cost effectiveness of interventions such as those aiming to reducing levels of alcohol consumption, obesity, smoking, etc. 

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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