Economic Evaluation


FUNDING: NHMRC grant through the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.


  • Standard vs Atrial Fibrillation Specific Management Study aimed to assess "SAFETY" a management strategy specific to atrial fibrillation.
    CAHE Lead: Paul Scuffham
    Project Website (External Link)
  • NIL-CHF - a randomised trial of a Nurse-led Intervention for Less Chronic Heart Failure Study.
    CAHE Lead: Paul Scuffham
    Project Website (External Link)
  • WHICH? II Trial - a multicentre, randomised study, aimed at determining if more intensive care further improves poor outcomes in CHF.
    CAHE Lead: Josh Byrnes
    Project Website (External Link)



Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

CAHE Lead:

FUNDING: Edwards Life Sciences

DESCRIPTION: The aim of this research is to estimate the treatment and follow-up costs to the Australian health care system for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The specific objectives of this project are to:

  1. Provide advice on the data to collect during the SOLACE AU trial;
  2. Undertake an economic evaluation of TAVI. Specifically, the evaluation will comprise of:
  • quantifying health system costs for patients undertaking TAVI via the transfemoral approach and the transapical approach;
  • estimating changes in quality of life for patients undertaking TAVI;
  • comparing the costs and outcomes to patients undertaking surgical aortic valve replacement and with medical management for those deemed inoperable.



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