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  1. The World Health Organisation recommended dolutegravir (DTG)-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are available but not reimbursed through the public reimbursement system in China. The objective of this...

    Authors: Yogesh Suresh Punekar, Na Guo, Gabriel Tremblay, James Piercy, Tim Holbrook and Benjamin Young

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:26

    Content type: Research

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  2. There has been an increase in incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) outside the western countries. Treatment costs are an essential component for healthcare planning and priority setting...

    Authors: Yazed AlRuthia, Othman Alharbi, Abdulrahman M. Aljebreen, Nahla A. Azzam, Majid A. Almadi, Ohud H. Bahari, Khalid A. Almalki, Abdulaziz T. Atham, Ahmed S. Alanazi, Maria Saeed, Baraa HajkhderMullaissa, Mohammad Alsenaidy and Bander Balkhi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:25

    Content type: Research

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  3. Early in South Africa’s HIV response, donor-funded organizations directly provided HIV treatment through Comprehensive HIV Care, Management and Treatment sites (CCMTs), using their own and government staff. Fr...

    Authors: Naomi Lince-Deroche, Rahma Leuner, Gesine Meyer-Rath, Yogan Pillay and Lawrence Long

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:24

    Content type: Research

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  4. Tumor profiling is increasingly used in advanced cancer patients to define treatment options, especially in refractory cases where no standard treatment is available. Caris Molecular Intelligence (CMI) is a mu...

    Authors: Gilbert Spizzo, Uwe Siebert, Guenther Gastl, Andreas Voss, Klaus Schuster, Robert Leonard and Andreas Seeber

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:23

    Content type: Research

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  5. The variation in the impact of the 2008 reimbursement change for Norwegian radiology providers, depending on the travel times to private and public providers in different municipalities, was examined. The acti...

    Authors: Anastasia Mokienko

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:22

    Content type: Research

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  6. In the United States (US), congenital cytomegalovirus infection (cCMVi) is a major cause of permanent disabilities and the most common etiology of non-genetic sensorineural hearing loss. Evaluations of prevent...

    Authors: Aaron Lucas, Anushua Sinha, Karen B. Fowler, Deirdre Mladsi, Christine Barnett, Salome Samant and Laura Gibson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:21

    Content type: Research

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  7. In many countries, committees make priority-setting decisions in order to control healthcare costs. These decisions take into account relevant criteria, including clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, an...

    Authors: Leah Rand, Michael Dunn, Ingrid Slade, Sheela Upadhyaya and Mark Sheehan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:20

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. To estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy versus multiple daily injections (MDI) therapy in adult patients with type 1 di...

    Authors: Svetlana V. Doubova, Stephane Roze, Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Ricardo Gasca-Pineda, Casper Barsoe, Jonathan Baran, Brian Ichihara, Erick Gryzbowski, Kyla Jones and Juan E. Valencia

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:19

    Content type: Research

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  9. The assessment of hospital efficiency is attracting interest worldwide, particularly in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The objective of this study was to review the literature on public hospital eff...

    Authors: Ahmed Alatawi, Sayem Ahmed, Louis Niessen and Jahangir Khan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:17

    Content type: Review

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  10. Hospital-acquired infections have not only gained increasing attention clinically, but also methodologically, as a time-varying exposure. While methods to appropriately estimate extra length of stay (LOS) have...

    Authors: Thomas Heister, Martin Wolkewitz, Philip Hehn, Jan Wolff, Markus Dettenkofer, Hajo Grundmann and Klaus Kaier

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:16

    Content type: Research

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  11. District hospitals (DHs) provide secondary level of healthcare to a wide range of population in Bangladesh. Efficient utilization of resources in these secondary hospitals is essential for delivering health se...

    Authors: Sayem Ahmed, Md. Zahid Hasan, Samia Laokri, Zerin Jannat, Mohammad Wahid Ahmed, Farzana Dorin, Veronica Vargas and Jahangir A. M. Khan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:15

    Content type: Research

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  12. The article reports on the cost-effectiveness of the proactive, integrated primary care program Finding and Follow-up of Frail older persons (FFF) compared with usual primary care for community-dwelling frail old...

    Authors: Lotte Vestjens, Jane M. Cramm, Erwin Birnie and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:14

    Content type: Research

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  13. International guidelines recommend using basal insulin in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus if glycaemic target cannot be attained on non-insulin anti-diabetic drugs. Available choices of basal insulin in...

    Authors: E. Lau, A. Salem, J. C. N. Chan, W. Y. So, A. Kong, M. Lamotte and A. Luk

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:13

    Content type: Research

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  14. Quality-adjusted-life-years (QALYs) are used to concurrently quantify morbidity and mortality within a single parameter. For this reason, QALYs can facilitate the discussion of risks and benefits during patien...

    Authors: Markian A. Pahuta, Joel Werier, Eugene K. Wai, Roy A. Patchell and Doug Coyle

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:12

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. In many countries, economic assessments of the routine use of pulse oximetry in the detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) at birth has not yet been carried out. CCHDs necessarily require medica...

    Authors: Dario Londoño Trujillo, Nestor Fernando Sandoval Reyes, Alejandra Taborda Restrepo, Cindy Lorena Chamorro Velasquez, Maria Teresa Dominguez Torres, Sandra Vanessa Romero Ducuara, Gloria Amparo Troncoso Moreno, Hernan Camilo Aranguren Bello, Alejandra Fonseca Cuevas, Pablo Andres Bermudez Hernandez, Pablo Sandoval Trujillo and Rodolfo Jose Dennis

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:11

    Content type: Research

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  16. External beam radiotherapy is the recommended but expensive treatment option for localized prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men worldwide. A cost-effectiveness study is needed give...

    Authors: Solomon Kibret Abreha

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:10

    Content type: Review

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  17. Panic disorder is a mental disorder of high prevalence, which frequently co-occurs with agoraphobia. There is a lack of studies measuring excess costs of panic disorder patients with and without agoraphobia. W...

    Authors: Christian Brettschneider, Florian Bleibler, Thomas S. Hiller, Alexander Konnopka, Jörg Breitbart, Jürgen Margraf, Jochen Gensichen and Hans-Helmut König

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:9

    Content type: Research

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  18. Inappropriate admissions cause excessive utilization of health services compared with outpatient services. However, it is still unclear whether inappropriate admissions cause excessive use of health services c...

    Authors: Jing-jing Chang, Ying-chun Chen, Hong-xia Gao, Yan Zhang, Hao-miao Li, Dai Su, Di Jiang, Shi-han Lei, Xiao-mei Hu, Min Tan and Zhi-fang Chen

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:8

    Content type: Research

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  19. Setting out a health benefits package (HBP) of interventions to be prioritised for funding is an important step towards achieving universal health coverage in low and middle income countries. The 3rd version o...

    Authors: Matthias Arnold, Susan Griffin, Jessica Ochalek, Paul Revill and Simon Walker

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. DNA-based non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using maternal blood constitutes an emerging technology for the detection of Down syndrome (DS). The aim of the study was to conduct a cost-effectiveness analysis...

    Authors: J. C. Bayón, E. Orruño, M. I. Portillo and J. Asua

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:6

    Content type: Research

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  21. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer worldwide, the most common among women, and the most frequent cause of death among women in less developed regions. Trastuzumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody...

    Authors: Noga Gershon, Yakir Berchenko, Peter S. Hall and Daniel A. Goldstein

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:5

    Content type: Research

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  22. Recent years have witnessed a strong tendency to apply economic evidence as a guide for making health resource allocation decisions, especially those related to reimbursement policies. One such measure is the ...

    Authors: Najmeh Moradi, Arash Rashidian, Shirin Nosratnejad, Alireza Olyaeemanesh, Marzieh Zanganeh and Leila Zarei

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:4

    Content type: Research

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  23. Following publication of the original article [1], these errors were flagged:

    Authors: Ellen Rafferty, Mohsen Yaghoubi, Jeff Taylor and Marwa Farag

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:3

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:62

  24. Owing to lack of adequate healthcare financing, access to at least the basic health services is still a problem in Ethiopia. With the intention of raising funds and ensuring universal health coverage, a mandat...

    Authors: Meles Tekie Gidey, Gebremedhin Beedemariam Gebretekle, Mary-Ellen Hogan and Teferi Gedif Fenta

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:2

    Content type: Research

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  25. Many patients develop tumour recurrence within a few years after undergoing surgical resection of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST). Adjuvant imatinib treatment is recommended for patients with high risk...

    Authors: Thanaporn Bussabawalai, Kittiphong Thiboonboon and Yot Teerawattananon

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:1

    Content type: Research

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  26. The proportion of pregnant women delivered by cesarean section has increased steadily during the past three decades. The risk of infection is 10-fold augmented after elective cesarean section compared to vagin...

    Authors: Markus H. Jansson, Yang Cao, Kerstin Nilsson, Per-Göran Larsson and Lars Hagberg

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:66

    Content type: Research

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  27. Given the global trend of aging societies, medical expenditure has hit record highs in many countries. Because medical advice-seeking behaviors can affect the health of whole societies, how members of a societ...

    Authors: Shih Han Lin and Tom M. Y. Lin

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:65

    Content type: Research

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  28. Key performance indicators are essential navigation tools for hospitals. They provide managers with valid information enabling them to identify institutional strengths and weaknesses and improve managerial per...

    Authors: Kimia Pourmohammadi, Nahid Hatam, Payam Shojaei and Peivand Bastani

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:64

    Content type: Research

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  29. Sex workers have high incidences of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Although, interventions targeting sex workers have shown to be effective, evidence on which strategies are most cost-effective i...

    Authors: Giulia Rinaldi, Aliasghar A. Kiadaliri and Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:63

    Content type: Review

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  30. The effectiveness of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS), for malaria prevention, have been established in several studies. However, the available evidence about the addit...

    Authors: Alemayehu Hailu, Bernt Lindtjørn, Wakgari Deressa, Taye Gari, Eskindir Loha and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:61

    Content type: Research

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  31. Malaysia has been experiencing an escalation in dengue cases since the past 5 years. As the dengue vaccine pipeline continues to develop steadily with strong public interests, this study had been sought to eli...

    Authors: Hui Yee Yeo and Asrul Akmal Shafie

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:60

    Content type: Research

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  32. Road safety has been receiving increased attention through the United Nations Decade of Action on Road Safety, and is also now specifically addressed in the sustainable development goals 3.6 and 11.2. In an ef...

    Authors: Ambinintsoa H. Ralaidovy, Abdulgafoor M. Bachani, Jeremy A. Lauer, Taavi Lai and Dan Chisholm

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:59

    Content type: Research

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  33. To study cost-effectiveness of an interleukin (IL)-17A inhibitor secukinumab, with other biologics and apremilast in patients with Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) from payer perspective in Finland.

    Authors: Timo Purmonen, Kari Puolakka, Devarshi Bhattacharyya, Minal Jain and Janne Martikainen

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:56

    Content type: Research

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  34. The alarming increase in the cost of cancer care is forcing all stakeholders to re-evaluate their approach to treatment. Drugs are the main contributor to the cost. To evaluate the significance of drug substit...

    Authors: Yifan Xu, Joel W. Hay and Afsaneh Barzi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16:30

    Content type: Research

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  35. Multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) has been proposed as a method for determining the criteria to be used in health technology assessment. A standard criticism of MCDA is that it lacks attention to secu...

    Authors: Norman Daniels

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):51

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  36. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) has the potential to increase the consistency, transparency and rigour with which these criteria inform decisions. Political context is relevant not only as a motivation...

    Authors: Victoria Y. Fan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):50

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  37. Cost–benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis place limits on the dimensions of value that the models can incorporate. Cost–benefit analysis requires monetization of all measures of value (including life), a ta...

    Authors: Charles Phelps and Guruprasad Madhavan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):48

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  38. All healthcare systems face problems of justice and efficiency related to setting priorities for allocating limited financial resources. Therefore, explicit decision-making in healthcare depicted as a continuu...

    Authors: Héctor E. Castro, Ornella Moreno-Mattar and Juan C. Rivillas

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):47

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  39. As a country with significant resource constraints, a fair and efficient health priority setting should be at the cornerstone of Ethiopia’s commitment to attain universal health coverage by 2035. This paper dr...

    Authors: Mahlet Kifle Habtemariam and Sentayehu Tsegaye Semegn

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):46

    Content type: Review

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  40. Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) is a structured decision-making process that offers greater flexibility to incorporate multiple objectives than cost-effectiveness analysis or benefit–cost analysis.

    Authors: Mark Jit

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):45

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  41. This comment argues that four critical questions needs to be resolved before MCDA tools can improve priority setting in health: how to merge the quantitative and deliberative elements of MCDA; how to select cr...

    Authors: Ole F. Norheim

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):44

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  42. Rotavirus (RV) diarrhea is the most common cause of severe diarrhea in children worldwide and since 2006, vaccines have been available and recommended by WHO for use in all children. We developed protocols tha...

    Authors: Roger I. Glass

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):42

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  43. Preference-based social welfare functions (pbSWF) perform better at reconciling competing personal and social goals than typical forms of MCDA. Its virtues are (a) its respect for people’s own judgments about ...

    Authors: J. P. Sevilla

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):41

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  44. Prioritization in healthcare is particularly sensitive to subjective biases and data asymmetry. Yet making data-based and objective decisions are critical to optimizing long term individual and societal benefi...

    Authors: Michael Watson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):40

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  45. This commentary utilizes the lens of public opinion research in health to suggest ideas for best integrating public input into multi-criteria decisions analysis (MCDA) approaches. The field of public opinion r...

    Authors: Gillian K. SteelFisher

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):39

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

  46. This brief perspective highlights the importance of decision maker buy-in and ownership through stakeholder engagement in the co-construction of the multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) model. A brief histo...

    Authors: Praveen Thokala and Guruprasad Madhavan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2018 16(Suppl 1):0

    Content type: Commentary

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 16 Supplement 1

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