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  1. Content type: Research

    To date no one has examined the quality of life and direct costs of care in treating early stage breast cancer with adjunct intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) versus external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)...

    Authors: Rakesh Patel, Olga Ivanov and Jeff Voigt

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:22

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  2. Content type: Methodology

    Estimating health care costs, either in the context of understanding resource utilization in the implementation of a health plan, or in the context of economic evaluation, has become a common activity of healt...

    Authors: Melanie Y. Bertram, Karin Stenberg, Callum Brindley, Jina Li, Juliana Serje, Rory Watts and Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:21

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  3. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:20

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  4. Content type: Research

    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.

    Authors: Hara Kousoulakou, Magdalini Hatzikou, Varvara Baroutsou and John Yfantopoulos

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:19

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  5. Content type: Research

    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.

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:18

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  6. Content type: Research

    Currently, two pediatric pneumococcal conjugate vaccines are available in the private market of Malaysia—13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and pneumococcal polysaccharide and non-typeable Haemophil...

    Authors: Xiao Jun Wang, Ashwini Saha and Xu-Hao Zhang

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:17

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  7. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:16

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:15

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  9. Content type: Research

    In 2013, 78% of malaria deaths occurred in children aged 5 years and below, in sub-Saharan Africa. Treatment of severe malaria requires a health facility with inpatient care. However, in most sub-Sahara Africa...

    Authors: Vivian Rakuomi, Faith Okalebo, Stanley Ndwigah and Levi Mbugua

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    This study evaluated the potential cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening in HIV treatment clinics in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Authors: Marita R. Zimmermann, Elisabeth Vodicka, Joseph B. Babigumira, Timothy Okech, Nelly Mugo, Samah Sakr, Louis P. Garrison and Michael H. Chung

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:13

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:12

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:11

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  13. Content type: Review

    Malaria continues to be a public health problem despite past and on-going control efforts. For sustenance of control efforts to achieve the malaria elimination goal, it is important that the most cost-effectiv...

    Authors: Resign Gunda and Moses John Chimbari

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:10

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  14. Content type: Research

    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.

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:9

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  15. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:8

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  16. Content type: 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.

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:7

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:6

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  18. Content type: Methodology

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:5

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  19. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:4

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  20. Content type: Research

    Health care systems around the world have started to develop pharmacists prescribing for minor ailments (PPMA) programs. These programs aim to improve the efficiency of care, reduce physician visits, and incre...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:3

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  21. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:2

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  22. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2017 15:1

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  23. Content type: Research

    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/...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2016 14:13

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  24. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Tiffany Easton, Rachel Milte, Maria Crotty and Julie Ratcliffe

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2016 14:12

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  25. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2016 14:11

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