CRCCP 2015–2019: Role of an Implementation Economics Analysis

This study described how economic evaluations of approaches to increase colorectal cancer screening can improve decision making and program implementation. Researchers compared interventions implemented across nine health systems, changes in screening uptake, and the incremental cost per person of implementing an intervention.

  • Implementation of various interventions, support strategies, and incentives increased screening uptake between about 5% and 27%.
  • The incremental cost per person screened ranged from about $19 to $145.
  • Results from one recipient showed that costs can decrease over time because of reductions in intervention development and startup costs.


Subramanian S, Tangka FK, Hoover S. Role of an implementation economics analysis in providing the evidence base for increasing colorectal cancer screening. Preventing Chronic Disease 2020;17:190407.

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