Regular review and support for asthma self-management is promoted in guidelines. A randomised controlled trial suggested that unscheduled health care usage was similar when patients were offered self management support by a lay-trainer or practice nurses. Following the RCT, a costing study was undertaken using the trial data to account for the cost of delivery of the service under both strategies and the resulting impact on unscheduled healthcare (measure of effectiveness) in this trial.
- asthma support
- primary care
- randomised controlled trial
Roberts, N., Boyd, K. A., Briggs, A. H., Caress, A., & Partridge, M. R. (2012). Nurse led versus lay educators support for those with asthma in primary care: a costing study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine , 12(52). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2466-12-52