Primary therapist model for patients referred for rheumatoid arthritis rehabilitation: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

@article{Li2006PrimaryTM,
  title={Primary therapist model for patients referred for rheumatoid arthritis rehabilitation: a cost-effectiveness analysis.},
  author={Linda C. Li and Andreas Maetzel and Aileen M Davis and Sydney C Lineker and Claire Bombardier and Peter C. Coyte},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2006},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={402-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness (ICE) of services from a primary therapist compared with traditional physical therapists and/or occupational therapists for managing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), from the societal perspective. METHODS Patients with RA were randomly assigned to the primary therapist model (PTM) or traditional treatment model (TTM) for approximately 6 weeks of rehabilitation treatment. Health outcomes were expressed in terms of quality-adjusted life years… CONTINUE READING

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