Study aims and benefits

In this project, we estimate the economic implications of the interventions developed in I-REACH using two different approaches. In the first approach, we estimate the cost that can be expected if the interventions are implemented into the German health care system. For this purpose, we use modelling techniques that combine data generated in the study with additional data from the literature and analyze different scenarios.

In the second approach, we want to analyze the amount of health gained per unit of money spent. Whereas the first approach aims to estimate costs, the second approach aims to estimate efficiency by dividing the average cost per patient by the average health gains per patient – compared against a scenario without the interventions. In combination, the results of both approaches inform decision makers in the health care system about the economic implications of the interventions hence assisting them in decisions about intervention implementation and reimbursement.

Project aims:

  • To estimate the costs of the interventions developed in I-REACH
  • To estimate the national costs associated with an implementation of these interventions into the German health care system
  • To analyze the cost-effectiveness of the intervention in terms of costs per health unit gained

Study procedures

The following figure shows the major steps of the projects in chronological order.  

Development of questionnaires and preparations
Collection of data on costs and health outcomes
Development of mathematical models for the planned analysis
Budget-impact and Cost-effectiveness analysis
Publication of results


Alexander Konnopka
+49 40 7410 59048

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg

Project Duration

2020 until 2024