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  • ECO8: To what extent can the estimates of costs, outcomes, or economic evaluation(s) be considered as providing valid descriptions of 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 the estimates of costs, outcomes, or economic evaluation(s) be considered as providing valid descriptions of 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.

Because of the results presented in ECO1, ECO2, ECO3, ECO4, ECO5 and ECO6, serious doubts are raised about the extent to which the estimates of costs, the estimates relating to health-related outcomes, and economic evaluations per se can be considered as providing valid descriptions of Structured telephone support (STS) for adult patients with chronic heart failure compared with its comparator, 'usual care' without STS.

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Booth N, . T Result Card ECO8 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