Cost analysis of a mind–body intervention compared to usual hospital-based outpatient visits in HIV-infected individuals: a feasibility study

Iben Fasterholdt*, Kristian Kidholm, Tinne Laursen, Lotte Ørneborg Rodkjær

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This study compared the costs of a mind–body intervention with usual care for
individuals infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Further, consequences on
labour market attachment were explored. The cost analysis was nested in a randomized
controlled trial conducted in 2015 at the Department of Infectious Diseases at Aarhus
University Hospital, Denmark. A total of 30 patients were randomized to one of two arms.
The intervention consisted of a group intervention facilitated by an educated coach. Usual
care consisted of standard outpatient visits alone. Total healthcare and patient costs were
estimated over a twelve-month period at individual level from a societal perspective.
Costs of resource used in primary and secondary health sectors were included as well as
patient costs. To explore uncertainty one-way sensitivity analysis was performed. Total
costs were found to be on average €14,549 less per patient compared to usual care.
However, this difference was not statistically significant. Number of working hours and
proportion of persons employed per year in the two groups were similar. The sensitivity
analysis showed that the absolute difference in costs observed was due to one control
patient with an extremely high use of hospital resources. The absolute difference in costs
was similar to the base case when using two-year follow-up. This small feasibility study
indicate that it is possible to deliver an extra service for HIV-infected individuals in the
form of a mind–body intervention at roughly similar costs compared with standard
outpatient visits alone
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment
Vol/bind2020
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)2-11
ISSN2371-5359
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2020

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