Open Access Research article

Evaluating the effects of variation in clinical practice: a risk adjusted cost-effectiveness (RAC-E) analysis of acute stroke services

Clarabelle Pham1*, Orla Caffrey2, David Ben-Tovim3, Paul Hakendorf3, Maria Crotty4 and Jonathan Karnon1

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1 Discipline of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

2 Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

3 Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Flinders Medical Centre, South Australia, Australia

4 Department of Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Flinders University of South Australia, South Australia, Australia

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BMC Health Services Research 2012, 12:266  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-266

Published: 21 August 2012

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Table S1. Relevant covariates for the stroke cost extrapolation models. PDF - Table S2. Relevant covariates for the stroke survival extrapolation models. PDF - Table S3. Relevant covariates for the expected lifetime survival and cost models.

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Figure S1. Mean survival curves versus Kaplan-Meier survival curves for intermediate endpoints.

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