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  1. Research

    Access criteria for anti-TNF agents in spondyloarthritis: influence on comparative 1-year cost-effectiveness estimates

    Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) agents are an effective, but costly, treatment for spondyloarthritis (SpA). Worldwide, multiple sets of access criteria aim to restrict anti-TNF therapy to patients with s...

    Stephanie Harvard, Daphne Guh, Nick Bansback, Pascal Richette, Alain Saraux, Bruno Fautrel and Aslam Anis

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:20

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  2. Research

    Cost effectiveness of vildagliptin versus glimepiride as add-on treatment to metformin for the treatment of diabetes mellitus type 2 patients in Greece

    This study was designed to assess the cost-effectiveness of vildagliptin versus glimepiride as add-on to metformin in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients in the Greek healthcare setting.

    Hara Kousoulakou, Magdalini Hatzikou, Varvara Baroutsou and John Yfantopoulos

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:19

    Published on: 6 September 2017

  3. Research

    Cost-effectiveness of human papillomavirus vaccination in Germany

    The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in addition to the current cervical cancer screening programme in Germany using a dynamic transmission model.

    Oliver Damm, Johannes Horn, Rafael T. Mikolajczyk, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Andreas M. Kaufmann, Yvonne Deleré, Bernhard Ultsch, Ole Wichmann, Alexander Krämer and Wolfgang Greiner

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:18

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  4. Research

    Public engagement in setting healthcare priorities: a ranking exercise in Cyprus

    In countries such as Cyprus the financial crisis and the recession have severely affected the funding and priority setting of the health care system. There is evidence highlighting the importance of population...

    Antonis Farmakas, Mamas Theodorou, Petros Galanis, Georgios Karayiannis, Stefanos Ghobrial, Nikos Polyzos, Evridiki Papastavrou, Eirini Agapidaki and Kyriakos Souliotis

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:16

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  5. Research

    Estimating the cost-effectiveness of daclatasvir + sofosbuvir versus sofosbuvir + ribavirin for patients with genotype 3 hepatitis C virus

    As treatments for chronic hepatitis C are moving away from interferon-containing regimens, the most appropriate allocation of resources to higher cost, interferon-free, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens n...

    Phil McEwan, Samantha Webster, Thomas Ward, Michael Brenner, Anupama Kalsekar and Yong Yuan

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:15

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  6. Research

    Modeling the potential impact of emerging innovations on achievement of Sustainable Development Goals related to maternal, newborn, and child health

    Innovations that improve the affordability, accessibility, or effectiveness of health care played a major role in the Millennium Development Goal achievements and will be critical for reaching the ambitious ne...

    Tara Herrick, Claudia Harner-Jay, Craig Shaffer, Greg Zwisler, Peder Digre and Amie Batson

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:12

    Published on: 12 July 2017

  7. Research

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of the nine-valent HPV vaccine in Italy

    In Italy HPV vaccination with the quadrivalent vaccine (Gardasil®) is offered actively and free of charge to girls aged 12 since 2007. A nine-valent vaccine (Gardasil 9®) received the European market authorizatio...

    Francesco Saverio Mennini, Paolo Bonanni, Florence Bianic, Chiara de Waure, Gianluca Baio, Giacomo Plazzotta, Mathieu Uhart, Alessandro Rinaldi and Nathalie Largeron

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:11

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  8. Research

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of the diarrhea alleviation through zinc and oral rehydration therapy (DAZT) program in rural Gujarat India: an application of the net-benefit regression framework

    This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of the DAZT program for scaling up treatment of acute child diarrhea in Gujarat India using a net-benefit regression framework.

    Samuel D. Shillcutt, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Christa L. Fischer-Walker, Sunita Taneja, Robert E. Black and Sarmila Mazumder

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:9

    Published on: 8 June 2017

  9. Methodology

    Estimating outcomes and cost effectiveness using a single-arm clinical trial: ofatumumab for double-refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia

    Ofatumumab (Arzerra®, Novartis) is a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia refractory to fludarabine and alemtuzumab [double refractory (DR-CLL)]. Ofatumumab was licensed on the basis of an uncontrolled Phas...

    Anthony J. Hatswell, Gwilym J. Thompson, Penny A. Maroudas, Oleg Sofrygin and Thomas E. Delea

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:8

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  10. Review

    Economic evaluations of vaccines in Canada: a scoping review

    This study aims to summarise and describe the evolution of published economic evaluations of vaccines in Canada, thereby outlining the current state of this expanding and meaningful research.

    Ellen R. S. Rafferty, Heather L. Gagnon, Marwa Farag and Cheryl L. Waldner

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:7

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  11. Research

    Efficiency and productivity assessment of public hospitals in Greece during the crisis period 2009–2012

    This study is an initial effort to examine the dynamics of efficiency and productivity in Greek public hospitals during the first phase of the crisis 2009–2012. Data were collected by the Ministry of Health af...

    P. Xenos, J. Yfantopoulos, M. Nektarios, N. Polyzos, P. Tinios and A. Constantopoulos

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:6

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  12. Methodology

    Defining a staged-based process for economic and financial evaluations of mHealth programs

    Mobile and wireless technology for health (mHealth) has the potential to improve health outcomes by addressing critical health systems constraints that impede coverage, utilization, and effectiveness of health...

    Amnesty E. LeFevre, Samuel D. Shillcutt, Sean Broomhead, Alain B. Labrique and Tom Jones

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:5

    Published on: 17 April 2017

  13. Research

    Cost-effectiveness analysis of the national decentralization policy of antiretroviral treatment programme in Zambia

    In resource-limited settings with a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection such as Zambia, decentralization of HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) treatment and care with...

    Shinsuke Miyano, Gardner Syakantu, Kenichi Komada, Hiroyoshi Endo and Tomohiko Sugishita

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:4

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  14. Research

    Economic evaluation of participatory learning and action with women’s groups facilitated by Accredited Social Health Activists to improve birth outcomes in rural eastern India

    Neonatal mortality remains unacceptably high in many low and middle-income countries, including India. A community mobilisation intervention using participatory learning and action with women’s groups facilita...

    Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Prasanta Kishore Tripathy, Nirmala Nair, Rajkumar Gope, Shibanand Rath and Audrey Prost

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:2

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  15. Review

    International lessons in new methods for grading and integrating cost effectiveness evidence into clinical practice guidelines

    Economic evidence is influential in health technology assessment world-wide. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) can enable economists to include economic information on health care provision. Application of ec...

    Kathryn M. Antioch, Michael F. Drummond, Louis W. Niessen and Hindrik Vondeling

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:1

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  16. Research

    Optimizing treatment for the prevention of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Nepal: is calcium supplementation during pregnancy cost-effective?

    In Nepal, pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) causes an estimated 21% of maternal deaths annually and contributes to adverse neonatal birth outcomes. Calcium supplementation has been shown to reduce the risk of PE/...

    Isabelle Feldhaus, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Chandra Rai, Jona Bhattarai, Deirdre Russo, Barbara Rawlins, Pushpa Chaudhary and Kusum Thapa

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2016 14:13

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  17. Review

    Advancing aged care: a systematic review of economic evaluations of workforce structures and care processes in a residential care setting

    Long-term care for older people is provided in both residential and non-residential settings, with residential settings tending to cater for individuals with higher care needs. Evidence relating to the costs a...

    Tiffany Easton, Rachel Milte, Maria Crotty and Julie Ratcliffe

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2016 14:12

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  18. Research

    What are we paying for? A cost-effectiveness analysis of patented denosumab and generic alendronate for postmenopausal osteoporotic women in Australia

    Zoledronic acid and denosumab were funded by the Australian government for the management of osteoporosis at an equivalent price to alendronate. The price of alendronate has declined by around 65 %, but the pr...

    Jonathan Karnon, Ainul Shakirah Shafie, Nneka Orji and Sofoora Kawsar Usman

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2016 14:11

    Published on: 13 October 2016

  19. Research

    Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Ethiopia: a cost-effectiveness analysis

    The coverage of prevention and treatment strategies for ischemic heart disease and stroke is very low in Ethiopia. In view of Ethiopia’s meager healthcare budget, it is important to identify the most cost-effe...

    Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Ole Frithjof Norheim, Solomon Tessema Memirie, Senbeta Guteta Abdisa, Awel Ababulgu, Degu Jerene, Melanie Bertram, Kirsten Strand, Stéphane Verguet and Kjell Arne Johansson

    Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2016 14:10

    Published on: 12 August 2016

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