A shared decision-making tool for optimising high cost and biologic prescribing.
Involve adds the key factor of cost effectiveness into the prescribing setting.
Once a clinician decides on the patient and clinical factors that affect a choice of biologic they are often left with a choice of medicines and brands to choose from. Dynamic pricing in the procurement sector often change the cost of these medicines regularly and guidelines may only recommend a group of medicines. Involve provides the most accurate estimated cost at the point of prescribing so prescribers can be confident they are getting the best value out of their decision.
Involve is a cost-effectiveness calculator that estimates the average yearly and ongoing cost of a range of high cost medicines and shows them ordered from low to high cost.
- It uses the most up-to-date contract prices from CMU and compares the cost of the medicine and additional costs of administration or homecare.
- Replaces Excel spreadsheet that trusts may maintain with one comprehensive tool.
- The implementation of the tool at North Bristol NHS was highly commended at the HSJ awards and has also been nominated for a BSR best practice award.
- Currently developed for rheumatology specialties with plans to expand to ophthalmology, dermatology and gastroenterology.