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Health economics and quality of life in a feasibility RCT of paediatric acute appendicitis: a protocol study
  1. Maria Chorozoglou1,
  2. Isabel Reading2,
  3. Simon Eaton3,
  4. Natalie Hutchings4,
  5. Nigel J Hall5,6
  1. 1Southampton Health Technology Assessment Centre (SHTAC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  2. 2Primary Care and Population Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  3. 3Developmental Biology & Cancer Programme, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  4. 4Southampton Clinical Trials Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  5. 5Department of Paediatric Surgery and Urology, Southampton Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK
  6. 6University Surgery Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Maria Chorozoglou; M.Chorozoglou{at}soton.ac.uk

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  • Contributors The lead health economist (MC) designed the Health Economic Analysis Plan and prepared this manuscript; the lead statistician (IR) contributed to the design of the study; the principal investigator (NH) is involved in all aspects of the study; all coauthors contributed to the preparation and approval of this manuscript.

  • Funding The authors acknowledge funding received from the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Board (14/192/90).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Patient/parent/gardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval The study, including the economic substudy, has been approved by the South Central – Hampshire A Research Ethics Committee (16/SC/0596).

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

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Footnotes

  • Contributors The lead health economist (MC) designed the Health Economic Analysis Plan and prepared this manuscript; the lead statistician (IR) contributed to the design of the study; the principal investigator (NH) is involved in all aspects of the study; all coauthors contributed to the preparation and approval of this manuscript.

  • Funding The authors acknowledge funding received from the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Board (14/192/90).

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Patient/parent/gardian consent obtained.

  • Ethics approval The study, including the economic substudy, has been approved by the South Central – Hampshire A Research Ethics Committee (16/SC/0596).

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

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