Peel, JK, Neves Miranda, R, Naimark, D, Woodward, G, Mamas, MA, Madan, M and Wijeysundera, HC (2022) Financial Incentives for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Ontario, Canada: A Cost-Utility Analysis. Journal of the American Heart Association, 11 (8). e025085 - ?. ISSN 2047-9980

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Background Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a minimally invasive therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis, which has become standard of care. The objective of this study was to determine the maximum cost-effective investment in TAVI care that should be made at a health system level to meet quality indicator goals. Methods and Results We performed a cost-utility analysis using probabilistic patient-level simulation of TAVI care from the Ontario, Canada, Ministry of Health perspective. Costs and health utilities were accrued over a 2-year time horizon. We created 4 hypothetical strategies that represented TAVI care meeting ≥1 quality indicator targets, (1) reduced wait times, (2) reduced hospital length of stay, (3) reduced pacemaker use, and (4) combined strategy, and compared these with current TAVI care. Per-person costs, quality-adjusted life years, and clinical outcomes were estimated by the model. Using these, incremental net monetary benefits were calculated for each strategy at different cost-effectiveness thresholds between $0 and $100 000 per quality-adjusted life year. Clinical improvements over the current practice were estimated with all comparator strategies. In Ontario, achieving quality indicator benchmarks could avoid ≈26 wait-list deaths and 200 wait-list hospitalizations annually. Compared with current TAVI care, the incremental net monetary benefit for this strategy varied from $10 765 (±$8721) and $17 221 (±$8977). This would translate to an annual investment of between ≈$14 to ≈$22 million by the Ontario Ministry of Health to incentivize these performance measures being cost-effective. Conclusions This study has quantified the modest annual investment required and substantial clinical benefit of meeting improvement goals in TAVI care.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: quality improvement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, health care costs, quality indicators
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 May 2022 14:05
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2022 14:07

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