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Implementation of a New Strategy to Identify HNPCC Patients


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to compare two different strategies to implement a new method to identify patients with HNPCC, which appeared cost-effective and feasible. The effectiveness, costs and feasibility of both of the implementation strategies will be assessed.

Detailed Study Description

The Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre developed a new method to identify patients with HNPCC. This method appeared cost-effective and feasible. Using this new method 70% of the HNPCC patients will be identified as compared to less than 30% when the current method is used. However, this new method does not implement itself; large gaps exists between best evidence and daily practice. This study will compare an intensive strategy, consisting of distribution of educational materials, education, feedback and reminders, with a minimal strategy, only consisting of distribution of a critical care pathway. The aim is to find the most cost-effective strategy to implement the new method to identify patients with HNPCC in the Netherlands.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00141466

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Anneke van der Wurff, MD ...

St. Elisabeth Ziekenhuis
Tilburg, Netherlands
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