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Study selection

A rapid review was conducted to identify published studies estimating the incremental costs or cost-effectiveness of long-term care interventions in four policy intervention areas:

  • Reducing dependency

  • Maximising coordination

  • New models of care

  • Unpaid carers.

Criteria for inclusion were that studies should:

  • Relate to a long-term care intervention;

  • Detail unit costs for individual resource categories (or allow for unit costs to be inferred);

  • Detail levels of resource use by treatment arm; and

  • Provide central (deterministic) cost estimates that could be replicated on the basis of reported unit costs and resource use.

Details of studies selected for inclusion based on these criteria are below.

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