Estimating the return on investment of a randomised controlled trial on telehealth-based medical nutrition intervention in rural and regional Australia

Haitham Tuffaha, Stephen Birch

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A randomised controlled trial (RCT) has been proposed to embed a telehealth intervention within primary healthcare for reducing diet-related cardio vascular disease (CVD) risk in adults living in rural and remote regions. The RCT is expected to inform policy related to access to cost-effective clinical care for CVD prevention. This report aimed to assess the value for money of this RCT as an exemplar of a clinical trial addressing the healthcare needs of remote and regional populations in Australia.The total expected monetary benefit of the RCT is around $60.20 million. Comparing this figure with the proposed RCT budget of $1.03 million, for each $1 of funding received, the proposed RCT is expected to return $58 in value.
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Number of pages25
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2021

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