Recommendation ID
How cost effective are preventive approaches to vitamin D deficiency among all at-risk groups, compared with the cost of testing and treatment? This should include a comparison of universal provision of free supplements with the provision of low or standard cost supplements for different at-risk groups. (If there is any new legislation allowing for the sale of Healthy Start supplements, this would provide an opportunity to test this question.)
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
The research should aim to identify differences in effectiveness among groups, based on characteristics such as socioeconomic status, age, gender and ethnicity.Outcomes may include vitamin D status, user adherence or any unintentional consequences. The recommendations apply to all at-risk groups, but there is a particular need for research in people over 65, people with darker skin and people living in institutions.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups
Date issued
November 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 22/12/2014