Economic evaluation of cardiac rehabilitation: a systematic review.

  title={Economic evaluation of cardiac rehabilitation: a systematic review.},
  author={Sophia Papadakis and Neil Bryan Oldridge and Doug Coyle and Alain Mayhew and Robert D Reid and Louise J. Beaton and William A Dafoe and Doug Angus},
  journal={European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology},
  volume={12 6},
BACKGROUND Economic evaluation is an important tool in the evaluation of competing healthcare interventions. Little is known about the economic benefits of different cardiac rehabilitation program delivery models. DESIGN The goal of this study was to review and evaluate the methodological quality of published economic evaluations of cardiac rehabilitation services. METHODS Electronic databases were searched for English language evaluations (trials, modeling studies) of the economic impact… CONTINUE READING