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Effects and costs of implementing predictive risk stratification in primary care: a randomised stepped wedge trial
  1. Helen Snooks1,
  2. Kerry Bailey-Jones2,
  3. Deborah Burge-Jones2,
  4. Jeremy Dale3,
  5. Jan Davies4,
  6. Bridie Angela Evans1,
  7. Angela Farr5,
  8. Deborah Fitzsimmons5,
  9. Martin Heaven1,
  10. Helen Howson6,
  11. Hayley Hutchings1,
  12. Gareth John7,
  13. Mark Kingston1,
  14. Leo Lewis8,
  15. Ceri Phillips5,
  16. Alison Porter1,
  17. Bernadette Sewell5,
  18. Daniel Warm9,
  19. Alan Watkins1,
  20. Shirley Whitman4,
  21. Victoria Williams1,
  22. Ian Russell1
  1. 1 Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
  2. 2 Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Neath Port Talbot, UK
  3. 3 Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  4. 4 Independent service user, Cardiff, UK
  5. 5 Swansea Centre for Health Economics, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
  6. 6 Bevan Commission, Swansea, UK
  7. 7 NHS Wales Informatics Service, Cardiff, UK
  8. 8 International Foundation for Integrated Care, Oxford, UK
  9. 9 Hywel Dda University Health Board, Carmarthen, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Helen Snooks, Medical School, Swansea University, Swansea SA28PP, UK; h.a.snooks{at}swansea.ac.uk

Footnotes

  • Funding This study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (Grant Number: 09/1801/1054).

  • Competing interests HS is a member of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment(HTA) editorial board and a scientific advisor to the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme.

  • Patient consent Obtained for questionnaire respondents.

  • Ethics approval We obtained ethical approval for the study from the Multicentre Research Ethics (MREC) Committee for Wales (reference 10/MRE09/25), and SAIL use approval from their Information Governance Review Panel.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Quantitative data are stored in the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank at the Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) of Swansea University. Requests to use datasets within SAIL are welcome but must comply with HIRU’s information governance policy.

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Footnotes

  • Funding This study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (Grant Number: 09/1801/1054).

  • Competing interests HS is a member of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment(HTA) editorial board and a scientific advisor to the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme.

  • Patient consent Obtained for questionnaire respondents.

  • Ethics approval We obtained ethical approval for the study from the Multicentre Research Ethics (MREC) Committee for Wales (reference 10/MRE09/25), and SAIL use approval from their Information Governance Review Panel.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Quantitative data are stored in the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank at the Health Information Research Unit (HIRU) of Swansea University. Requests to use datasets within SAIL are welcome but must comply with HIRU’s information governance policy.

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