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A cost-effectiveness analysis of a community based CVD program in Sweden based on a retrospective register cohort

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Title
A cost-effectiveness analysis of a community based CVD program in Sweden based on a retrospective register cohort
Published in
BMC Public Health, April 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5339-3
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Lars Lindholm, Anna Stenling, Margareta Norberg, Hans Stenlund, Lars Weinehall

Abstract

Several large scale community-based cardiovascular disease prevention programs were initiated in the 80s, and one was the Västerbotten Intervention Programme, Sweden. As an initial step in 1985, a pilot study was introduced in the Norsjö municipality that combined individual disease prevention efforts among the middle-aged population with community-oriented health promotion activities. All citizens at 30, 40, 50, and 60 years of age were invited to a physical examination combined with a healthy dialogue at the local primary health care centre. Västerbotten Intervention Program is still running following the same lines and is now a part of the ordinary public health in the county. The purpose of this study is to estimate the costs of running Västerbotten Intervention Programme from 1990 to 2006, versus the health gains and savings reasonably attributable to the program during the same time period. A previous study estimated the number of prevented deaths during the period 1990-2006 which can be attributed to the programme. We used this estimate and calculated the number of QALYs gained, as well as savings in resources due to prevented non-fatal cases during the time period 1990 to 2006. Costs for the programmes were based on previously published scientific articles as well as current cost data from the county council, who is responsible for the programme. The cost per QALY gained from a societal perspective is SEK 650 (Euro 68). From a health care sector perspective, the savings attributable to the VIP exceeded its costs. Our analysis shows that Västerbotten Intervention Programme is extremely cost-effective in relation to the Swedish threshold value (SEK 500000 per QALY gained or Euro 53,000 per QALY gained). Other research has also shown a favorable effect of Västerbotten Intervention Programme on population health and the health gap. We therefore argue that all health care organizations, acting in settings reasonably similar to Sweden, have good incentive to implement programs like Västerbotten Intervention Programme.

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Unknown 53 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Master 7 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 12 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 28%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 17%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 15 28%

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