Protocol for an economic evaluation alongside the University Health Network Whiplash Intervention Trial: cost-effectiveness of education and activation, a rehabilitation program, and the legislated standard of care for acute whiplash injury in Ontario

Gabrielle van der Velde, Pierre Côté, Ahmed M Bayoumi, J. David Cassidy, Eleanor Boyle, Heather M Shearer, Maja Stupar, Craig Jacobs, Carlo Ammendolia, Simon Carette, Maurits van Tulder

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Abstract

Whiplash injury affects 83% of persons in a traffic collision and leads to whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). A major challenge facing health care decision makers is identifying cost-effective interventions due to lack of economic evidence. Our objective is to compare the cost-effectiveness of: 1) physician-based education and activation, 2) a rehabilitation program developed by Aviva Canada (a group of property and casualty insurance providers), and 3) the legislated standard of care in the Canadian province of Ontario: the Pre-approved Framework Guideline for Whiplash developed by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Public Health
Volume11
Pages (from-to)594
ISSN1471-2458
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2011

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