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Telehealth in oncology: a cost analysis to evaluate the financial impact of implementing regional trial hubs within a phase 3 cancer clinical trial

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posted on 2024-01-05, 05:03 authored by M Alexander, Ian CollinsIan Collins, P Abraham, C Underhill, S Harris, J Torres, S Sharma, B Solomon, A Tran-Duy, K Burbury
This cost analysis, from a societal perspective, compared the cost difference of a networked teletrial model (NTTM) with four regional hubs versus conventional trial operation at a single metropolitan specialist centre. The Australian phase 3 cancer interventional randomised controlled trial included 152 of 328 regional participants (patient enrolment 2018–2021; 6-month primary end point). The NTTM significantly reduced (AU$2155 per patient) patient travel cost and time and lost productivity.

History

Journal

Internal Medicine Journal

Volume

53

Pagination

2346-2349

Location

Australia

ISSN

1444-0903

eISSN

1445-5994

Language

en

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

12

Publisher

Wiley