Friday, 12 September 2014

NICE Tobacco return on investment tool

"The NICE tobacco return on investment tool has been developed to help decision making in tobacco control at local and sub-national levels."

Tobacco return on investment tool
Public Health ROI Tool
NICE
September 2014

Access the tool and all the resources here.

NICE Physical activity return on investment tool

"The physical activity return on investment tool has been developed to help decision making in physical activity programme planning at local and sub-national levels."

Physical activity return on investment tool
NICE
September 2014

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NICE Alcohol return on investment tool

"The alcohol use return on investment tool has been developed to help decision making on interventions and strategies to prevent and reduce alcohol use at local and sub-national levels."

Alcohol return on investment tool
Public Health ROI Tool
NICE
September 2014

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Changes in costs and effects after the implementation of disease management programs

"After one year we have found indications of improvements in level of integrated care for cardiovascular risk patients and lifestyle indicators for all diseases, but in none of the diseases we have found indications of cost savings due to disease management programs. However, it is likely that it takes more time before the improvements in care lead to reductions in complications and hospitalizations."

Changes in costs and effects after the implementation of disease management programs in the Netherlands: variability and determinants
A Tsiachristas, J Murray Cramm, AP Nieboer, MPMH Rutten-van Mölken
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014, 12:17

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Guidance on priority setting in health care

"This Guidance for Priority Setting in Health Care (GPS-Health), initiated by the World Health Organization, offers a comprehensive map of equity criteria that are relevant to healthcare priority setting and should be considered in addition to cost-effectiveness analysis."

Guidance on priority setting in health care (GPS-Health): the inclusion of equity criteria not captured by cost-effectiveness analysis
OF Norheim et al.
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014, 12:18

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Crisis response falls team: reducing admissions and repeat falls

"This initiative saves money by reducing the proportion of falls related calls that result in hospital admission. From over 1300 referrals accepted by the CRFT in Northamptonshire in 2012, just over 1000 admissions were avoided." 

Crisis response falls team: reducing admissions and repeat falls
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
QIPP Case Study
August 2014

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Pressure ulcers: NICE clinical audit tools

NICE have published two clinical audit tools for pressure ulcer prevention, one for paediatric care and one for adults.

"Clinical audit tools are Excel spreadsheets developed to help with clinical audit. They contain clinical audit standards, data collection sheets, a clinical audit report an action plan template and a printable data collection form.  When data is entered into the data collection sheets the audit results are automatically displayed in the audit report."

Access the tools and find out more here.