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  1. In December 2019, the Digital Health Care Act (“Digitale-Versorgung-Gesetz”) introduced a general entitlement to the provision and reimbursement of digital health applications (DiGA) for insured persons in the...

    Authors: Daniel Gensorowsky, Julian Witte, Manuel Batram and Wolfgang Greiner
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:25
  2. Afghanistan’s health system is unique in that primary healthcare is delivered by non-governmental organizations funded by multilateral or bilateral donors, not the government. Given the wide range of implement...

    Authors: Farhad Farewar, Khwaja Mir Ahad Saeed, Abo Ismael Foshanji, Said Mohammad Karim Alawi, Mohammad Yonus Zawoli, Sinai Irit and Wu Zeng
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:24
  3. Choosing a specialty by physicians is fundamentally linked to the performance of health systems and public health outcomes. Identifying the determinants of specialty selection is important to health policy for...

    Authors: Yaser Sarikhani, Sulmaz Ghahramani, Sisira Edirippulige, Yoshikazu Fujisawa, Matthew Bambling and Peivand Bastani
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:23
  4. Airborne infection from aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 poses an economic challenge for businesses without existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The Environmental Protection Agency notes t...

    Authors: Zafar Zafari, Pedro M. de Oliveira, Savvas Gkantonas, Chinenye Ezeh and Peter Alexander Muennig
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:22
  5. Harmonic ACE +7 Shears with Advanced Hemostasis is an upgraded ultrasonic device, an ultrasonic surgical and electrosurgical system (USES). The study aimed to evaluate the economic and clinical effectiveness o...

    Authors: Changqing Jing, Yuezhi Chen, Liang Shang, Jinshen Wang, Guodong Lian, Feng Tian, Yixue Shao, Yingnan Zhao, Jianwei Xuan and Leping Li
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:21
  6. Kidney transplantation (KT) is often reported in the literature as associated with cost savings. However, existing studies differ in their choice of comparator, follow-up period, and the study perspective. Als...

    Authors: Prosper Koto, Karthik Tennankore, Amanda Vinson, Kristina Krmpotic, Matthew J. Weiss, Chris Theriault and Stephen Beed
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:20
  7. This study aims to synthesize the empirical economic evidence of pharmaceutical therapies for people with dementia.

    Authors: Zhaohua Huo, Jiaer Lin, Baker K. K. Bat, Tak Kit Chan, Benjamin H. K. Yip and Kelvin K. F. Tsoi
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:19
  8. Afghanistan, a low-income landlocked country, is continuously suffering from domestic war and conflicts; the country struggles to provide quality healthcare services, including affordable medicinal products in...

    Authors: Rohullah Roien, Rajeev Shrestha, Kashikant Yadav, Akihiko Ozaki, M. Bashir Ahmadi, Yudai Kaneda, Yasuhiro Kotera, Binaya Sapkota and Sunil Shrestha
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:17
  9. Esophageal cancer causes considerable costs for health systems. Appropriate treatment options for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) can reduce medical costs and provide more improved outc...

    Authors: Rajabali Daroudi, Azin Nahvijou, Mohammad Arab, Ahmad Faramarzi, Bita Kalaghchi, Ali Akbari Sari and Javad Javan-Noughabi
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:16
  10. The use of external fixators (EFs) dates back to 377 BC Hippocrates’ time, and it has a wide range of orthopaedic applications. External fixator has expanded its use in the management of fractures and other mu...

    Authors: Pathmanathan Cinthuja, P. C. I. Wijesinghe and Pujitha Silva
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:14
  11. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of biologics and methotrexate (MTX) for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) using the number needed to treat (NNT) concept and total actual health care cost.

    Authors: Kengo Harigane, Yuichi Mochida, Takayuki Shimazaki, Naomi Kobayashi and Yutaka Inaba
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:13
  12. Out-of-pocket (OOP) is among the payment methods in Iran’s health system. The present study aimed to examine the OOP treatment costs for patients with COVID-19 in Iran.

    Authors: Ali Reza Yusefi, Gholamhossein Mehralian, Abdolvahed Khodamoradi, Roghaye Abbasi, Fatemeh Vatankhah, Fatemeh Heaidari and Peivand Bastani
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:12
  13. The lack of transparency in the methodology of unit cost estimation and the usage of confidential or undisclosed information prevents cost comparisons and makes the transferability of the results across countr...

    Authors: Antonio Olry de Labry Lima, Zuzana Špacírová and Jaime Espín
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:11
  14. To appraise the sources of evidence and methods to estimate input parameter values in decision-analytic model-based cost-effectiveness analyses of treatments for primary breast cancer (PBC) in older patients (...

    Authors: Yubo Wang, Sean P. Gavan, Douglas Steinke, Kwok-Leung Cheung and Li-Chia Chen
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:9
  15. Acute myocardial infarction is still a burden on Chinese patients. Whether different medical insurance system have any influence on the hospitalization cost and therapeutic effect of acute myocardial infarctio...

    Authors: Ying-Hong Chu, Gui-Hua Jiang, Hong Zhang and Xiao-Rong Luan
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:8
  16. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer in Europe, with 1.931.590 people newly diagnosed in 2020. The purpose of this study is the investigation of treatment options and healthcare resour...

    Authors: Ioannis Sougklakos, Elias Athanasiadis, Ioannis Boukovinas, Michalis Karamouzis, Aggelos Koutras, Paulos Papakotoulas, Dimitra Latsou, Magda Hatzikou, Eugena Stamuli, Athanasios Balasopoulos and Aggelos Sideris
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:7
  17. Globally and in the U.S. in particular, pharmaceutical fraud account for a large number out of all crimes in health care, which result into severe costs to the society. The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists ...

    Authors: Yuriy Timofeyev, Susan A. Hayes and Mihajlo B. Jakovljevic
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:6
  18. Measuring hospital efficiency is one of the way how to use resources.The optimal hospital performance is the goals of healthcare policymakers. This study aimed to the current study was conducted to evaluate th...

    Authors: Mohamad Yousefi Nayer, Ali Akbar Fazaeli and Yadollah Hamidi
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:5
  19. Malaria exerts a significant economic burden on health care providers and households and our study attempts to make claims on the cost effectiveness of artesunate against quinine in patients under 14 years of ...

    Authors: Michael Mtalimanja, Kassim Said Abasse, James Lamon Mtalimanja, Xu Zheng Yuan, Du Wenwen and Wei Xu
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:4
  20. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in health care facilities poses a challenge against pandemic control. Health care workers (HCWs) have frequent and high-risk interactions with COVID-19 patients. We undertook a cost-...

    Authors: Sigal Maya, Guntas Padda, Victoria Close, Trevor Wilson, Fareeda Ahmed, Elliot Marseille and James G. Kahn
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:2
  21. Type 2 diabetes mellitus causes a sizable burden globally from both health and economic points of view. This study aimed to assess the budget impact of substituting sitagliptin with liraglutide versus other gl...

    Authors: Gihan Hamdy Elsisi, Ayman Afify, Ashraf Abgad, Ibtissam Zakaria, Nabil Nasif, Hani Naiem Ibrahim, Nabil Raafat and João L. Carapinha
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2022 20:1
  22. B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) is commonly used as a diagnostic method for patients with heart failure. This study was designed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of BNP compared to standard clinical assessm...

    Authors: Aziz Rezapour, Andrew J. Palmer, Vahid Alipour, Marjan Hajahmadi and Abdosaleh Jafari
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:81
  23. High toll of traffic-related injuries, climate change, natural disasters, population aging, as well as chronic diseases have all made considerable demands on receiving physiotherapy services in Iran. Neverthel...

    Authors: Saeed Shahabi, Dimitrios Skempes, Masoud Behzadifar, Reza Tabrizi, Behrooz Nazari, Mahboubeh Khaton Ghanbari, Seyed Taghi Heydari, Leila Zarei and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:80
  24. Since 2002, Tanzania has been implementing the focused Antenatal Care (ANC) model that recommended four antenatal care visits. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) reintroduced the standard ANC model w...

    Authors: Amisa Tindamanyile Chamani, Amani Thomas Mori and Bjarne Robberstad
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:79
  25. Improving health system efficiency is a key strategy to increase health system performance and accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage. In 2013, Kenya transitioned into a devolved system of gover...

    Authors: Edwine Barasa, Anita Musiega, Kara Hanson, Lizah Nyawira, Andrew Mulwa, Sassy Molyneux, Isabel Maina, Benjamin Tsofa, Charles Normand and Julie Jemutai
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:78
  26. The clinical trial of Keynote-604 showed that pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy could generate clinical benefits for extensive-stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC). We aim to assess the efficacy and cost of pe...

    Authors: Youwen Zhu, Huabin Hu, Dong Ding, Shuosha Li, Mengting Liao, Yin Shi and Jin Huang
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:77
  27. Pharmacists play a critical role in implementing and promoting public health policies, particularly during pandemics, thanks to their exceptional skills, knowledge, expertise, and accessibility to the public. ...

    Authors: Ya Wen Lin, Che Huei Lin and Ming Hung Lin
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:76
  28. In Hong Kong (HK), a single-cohort vaccination program for 10–12-year-old girls with the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (9vHPV; types 6/11/16/18/31/33/45/52/58) has been launched. This study asses...

    Authors: Tak Hong Cheung, Sally Shuk Yee Cheng, Danny C. Hsu, Queenie Wing-Lei Wong, Andrew Pavelyev, Anuj Walia, Kunal Saxena and Vimalanand S. Prabhu
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:75
  29. While important advances have been made in the prevention and treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, limited expertise and resource constraints to effectively manage rollout of HIV programs...

    Authors: Charles C. Maponga, Tsitsi G. Monera-Penduka, Takudzwa J. Mtisi, Robin Difrancesco, Faithful Makita-Chingombe, Fine Mazambara, Kathleen Tooley, Tinashe Mudzviti and Gene D. Morse
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:73
  30. This paper attempts to evaluate the primary health care system by evaluating health centres in Greece.

    Authors: Anastasios Trakakis, Miltiadis Nektarios, Styliani Tziaferi and Panagiotis Prezerakos
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:72
  31. Inappropriate ways of health services purchasing for cancer patients can be challengeable and costly and seriously affect the access to health services and outcomes. This study aimed at Factors affecting healt...

    Authors: Samereh Yaghoubian, Mohammad Ali Jahani, Zeynab Farhadi and Ghahraman Mahmoudi
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:71
  32. The Renal Health Program (RHP) was implemented in 2013 as a secondary prevention strategy to reduce the incidence of patients initiating dialysis and overall mortality. A previous study found that adherent pat...

    Authors: E. M. Saldarriaga, J. Bravo-Zúñiga, Y. Hurtado-Roca and V. Suarez
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:70
  33. Low-and-middle -income countries (LMICs), to achieve sustainable universal health coverage (UHC) governments are implementing local and sustainable methods of healthcare financing. However, in Ghana, there is ...

    Authors: Alexander Suuk Laar, Michael Asare and Philip Ayizem Dalinjong
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:69
  34. Medical insurance and social security cards are an important incentive for the floating population to live a stable life in their current residence, but there has been little studies on their effect on settlem...

    Authors: Yulin Li, Lingling Huang, Li Xiang and Dongmei Dou
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:68
  35. The problem of correct inpatient scheduling is extremely significant for healthcare management. Extended length of stay can have negative effects on the supply of healthcare treatments, reducing patient access...

    Authors: Roberto Ippoliti, Greta Falavigna, Cristian Zanelli, Roberta Bellini and Gianmauro Numico
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:67
  36. Globally, violence disproportionately affects young people, leading to injury, hospitalisation, death, social dysfunction, and poor mental wellbeing. Moreover, it has far-reaching economic consequences for who...

    Authors: Nishant Mehra, Shr-Jie Sharlenna Wang, Juancho Reyes, Mette Møhl Ambjørnsen and Johan Jarl
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:66
  37. Knowing about accurate customer expectations is the most important step in defining and delivering high-quality services. This study aimed to evaluate the preferences of patients referring to two hospitals in ...

    Authors: Ali Kazemi-Karyani, Vajiheh Ramezani-Doroh, Farid Khosravi, Zhila Seyedi Miankali, Shahin Soltani, Moslem Soofi, Maryam Khoramrooz and Behzad Karami Matin
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:65
  38. Postoperative complications increase the workload of nursing staff as well as the financial and mental distress suffered by patients. The objective of this study is to identify clinical factors associated with...

    Authors: Yanjie Hu, Siyu Zeng, Lele Li, Yuanchen Fang and Xiaozhou He
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:64
  39. Stroke patients have a high incidence of comorbidity. Previous studies have shown that comorbidity can impact on the short-term and long-term mortality after stroke.

    Authors: Ruixiao Hao, Xuemei Qi, Xiaoshuang Xia, Lin Wang and Xin Li
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:63
  40. Despite the documented benefits of using health technology assessments (HTA) to inform resource allocation in health care systems, HTA remains underused, especially in low- and middle-income countries. A surve...

    Authors: Yot Teerawattananon, Chris Painter, Saudamini Dabak, Trygve Ottersen, Unni Gopinathan, Lumbwe Chola, Kalipso Chalkidou and Anthony J. Culyer
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:62
  41. The shift towards integrated care (IC) represents a global trend towards more comprehensive and coordinated systems of care, particularly for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly. When health systems fa...

    Authors: Zixuan Peng, Li Zhu, Guangsheng Wan and Peter C. Coyte
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:61
  42. Antibiotics are one possible treatment for patients with recurrent acute throat infections (ATI), but effectiveness can be modest. In view of worries over antibiotic resistance, treatment pathways that reduce ...

    Authors: Thomas Ostermann, A-La Park, Sabine De Jaegere, Katharina Fetz, Petra Klement, Christa Raak and David McDaid
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:60
  43. The World Health Organization (WHO) has placed special emphasis on protecting households from health care expenditures. Many households face catastrophic health expenditures (CHEs) from a combination of econom...

    Authors: Ramin Ravangard, Faride Sadat Jalali, Mohsen Bayati, Andrew J. Palmer, Abdosaleh Jafari and Peivand Bastani
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:59
  44. Cost-effectiveness of interventions was a criterion decided to guide priority setting in the latest revision of Ethiopia’s essential health services package (EHSP) in 2019. However, conducting an economic eval...

    Authors: Alemayehu Hailu, Getachew Teshome Eregata, Amanuel Yigezu, Melanie Y. Bertram, Kjell Arne Johansson and Ole F. Norheim
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:58
  45. Medicines that are based on known molecules and are further developed to address healthcare needs and deliver relevant improvement for patients, healthcare professionals and/or payers are called value-added me...

    Authors: Zsuzsanna Ida Petykó, Zoltán Kaló, Jaime Espin, Kateřina Podrazilová, Tomáš Tesař, Nikos Maniadakis, Frank-Ulrich Fricke and András Inotai
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:57

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