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Health Economic Evaluation of Remote Follow up for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Patients

2014-07-23 21:09:59 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to define the economic value of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) remote monitoring for hospitals, third payers and patients in Italy. Aims of the study are to develop a hospital cost minimization analysis and a cost effectiveness analysis based on direct estimation of costs and quality of life deriving from remote follow up (performed with Merlin@home and Merlin.net) compared to standard follow up in the management of ICD implanted patients.

Description

TARIFF is a prospective observational study aimed to measure direct, indirect costs and quality of life of all participants for the duration of the observational timeframe. Purpose of cost collecting is to include a complete set of medical services and productivity loses that could be directly affected by the different clinical FU pathway. The study consists of 2 phases: firstly standard follow up costs will be collected for 100 pts, then all costs associated to remote follow ups will be collected for other 100 patients.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

Location

Azienda Ospedaliera S.Gerardo
Monza
Monza (MB)
Italy
20052

Status

Recruiting

Source

St. Jude Medical

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:59-0400

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