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  • ECO7: To what extent can differences in costs, outcomes, or ‘cost effectiveness’ be explained by variations between any subgroups using Structured telephone support (STS) for adult patients with chronic heart failure and its comparator, 'usual care' without STS?
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To what extent can differences in costs, outcomes, or ‘cost effectiveness’ be explained by variations between any subgroups using Structured telephone support (STS) for adult patients with chronic heart failure and its comparator, 'usual care' without STS?

Authors: Neill Booth, Taru Haula and Heidi Stuerzlinger (supported by Ingrid Rosian-Schikuta).

Internal reviewers: Matthias Schwenkglenks, Nadine Berndt and Fabio Trimaglio

Acknowledgments: We would like to thank information specialist Jaana Isojärvi (THL, Finland) for development of systematic literature search strategies for the ECO domain, and for performing those searches in the available databases. We would also like to acknowledge her generous contribution in helping to construct a Refworks database and in sourcing numerous published articles for review.

The available primary and secondary studies were not sufficient to provide an answer to this question.

The lack of information concerning subgroups was noted, for example, by Pandor et al. (2013) {4}. They suggested that future studies should publish data in such a way as to identify which patient subgroups benefited most from the intervention.

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Booth N, . T Result Card ECO7 In: Booth N, . T Costs and economic evaluation In: Jefferson T, Cerbo M, Vicari N [eds.]. Structured telephone support (STS) for adult patients with chronic heart failure [Core HTA], Agenas - Agenzia nazionale per i servizi sanitari regionali ; 2015. [cited 16 June 2021]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=305

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