HSR&D Citation Abstract
Search | Search by Center | Search by Source | Keywords in Title
Cost-effectiveness of increased telephone contact for patients with osteoarthritis. A randomized, controlled trial.
Weinberger M, Tierney WM, Cowper PA, Katz BP, Booher PA. Cost-effectiveness of increased telephone contact for patients with osteoarthritis. A randomized, controlled trial. Arthritis Rheum. 1993 Feb 1; 36(2):243-6.
To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of telephone intervention for patients with osteoarthritis.
Randomized, controlled trial.
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.
Telephone contact is a potentially cost-effective intervention in osteoarthritis.