Cost effectiveness of CHANGE
We have proposed a project to evaluate the cost saving of implementing the CHANGE ALBERTA in Alberta PCNs. The potential cost saving from full implementation of the program to all applicable patients in the two large PCNs participating is expected to be in excess of $6 million from reduced medication use alone. The benefits to the health care system will not be limited to the pharmaceutical budget. With reduced risk of major health events, the utilization of the primary, secondary, EMS and emergency room services will expect to be impacted.
Funded by CIHR, Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund and Metabolic Syndrome Canada.