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Title: The Implementation Costs of an Electronic Prevention Program
Authors: CLAES, Neree
JACOBS, Nele
VAN MIERLO, Jan
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Citation: The European Journal of General Practice, 16(1). p. 12-17
Abstract: Introduction: Guidelines to prevent cardiovascular (CV) disease are widely available. To implement these guidelines an electronic prevention programme (EPP) with a risk calculator for general practitioners (GPs) was developed. The aim of the present study was to calculate the implementation cost per installation. Methods: This cost study is part of a larger clinical trial, studying the effects of interventions in GP-practice on the management of CV risk factors. Participating GPs were asked to install the EPP. They could take part in a group education session or receive education by e-mail, telephone or at home. After a prospective cost registration, the cost per installation and a sensitivity analysis were calculated. Results: 185 GPs participated in the study. The total implementation cost of the EPP was €83,939. As the EPP was successfully installed by 102 GPs, the mean cost equals €823 per GP. Sensitivity analyses showed a decrease in costs due to a decrease of the costs of group education and/or an increase of installations. Conclusion: This study showed that it is possible to implement an EPP for cardiovascular prevention with an acceptable cost
Notes: Faculty of Business Economics, Patient Safety, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium - Faculty of Medicine, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium - Correspondence: Neree Claes, Agoralaan Gebouw D, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. Tel: +32(0)11268677. Fax: +32(0)11268679. E-mail: neree.claes@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/10953
DOI: 10.3109/13814780903540715
ISSN: 1751-1402
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: vabb, 2011
Appears in Collections: Biomedical Research Institute
Patient Safety (PSAF)
Behavioural Sciences - Health

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