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Implementation by simulation; strategies for ultrasound screening for hip dysplasia in the Netherlands

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Implementation by simulation; strategies for ultrasound screening for hip dysplasia in the Netherlands
Background: Implementation of medical interventions may vary with organization and available capacity. The influence of this source of variability on the cost-effectiveness can be evaluated by computer simulation following a carefully designed experimental design. We used this approach as part of a national implementation study of ultrasonographic infant screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Methods: First, workflow and performance of the current screening program (physical examination) was analyzed. Then, experimental variables, i.e., relevant entities in the workflow of screening, were defined with varying levels to describe alternative implementation models. To determine the relevant levels literature and interviews among professional stakeholders are used. Finally, cost-effectiveness ratios (inclusive of sensitivity analyses) for the range of implementation scenarios were calculated. Results: The four experimental variables for implementation were: 1) location of...
Sabrina Ramwadhdoebe, Godefridus G. van Merode, Ma
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where SPRINGSIM
Authors Sabrina Ramwadhdoebe, Godefridus G. van Merode, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp, R. Sakkers, Erik Buskens
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