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  1. The changes of absolute value and relative value of clinical research coordinator service fee and its influence on the quality of drug clinical trial were analyzed.

    Authors: Liran Chen, Zhimin Chen and Huafang Chen
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:41
  2. The CardioMEMS® sensor is a wireless pulmonary artery pressure device used for monitoring symptomatic heart failure (HF). The use of CardioMEMS was associated with a reduction of hospitalizations of HF patient...

    Authors: Andrea Alcaraz, Carlos Rojas-Roque, Daniela Prina, Juan Martín González, Andrés Pichon-Riviere, Federico Augustovski and Alfredo Palacios
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:40
  3. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are moving towards universal health coverage. The process of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) can support decisions relating to benefit package design and service covera...

    Authors: Samantha Hollingworth, Ama Pokuaa Fenny, Su-Yeon Yu, Francis Ruiz and Kalipso Chalkidou
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:39
  4. Positive Organizational Behavior (POB) as an application of positive psychology provides the opportunity to nurses to deliver an effective and high-quality service. This study aims to predict positive organiza...

    Authors: Faranak Jafari, Nader Salari, Amin Hosseinian-Far, Alireza Abdi and Niaz Ezatizadeh
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:38
  5. Health technology assessment (HTA) agencies have an important role to play in managing the rising demands on health systems. However, creating and running such agencies potentially diverts resources from front...

    Authors: Robyn Millar, Alec Morton, Maria Vittoria Bufali, Sven Engels, Saudamini Vishwanath Dabak, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Kalipso Chalkidou and Yot Teerawattananon
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:37
  6. Although effective treatments are available to address the cognitive deficits experienced by individuals with first-episode psychosis, provision of such treatments within Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) prog...

    Authors: Nicholas J. K. Breitborde, Emily K. Bell, Cindy Woolverton, Jacob G. Pine, Heather Waslter and Aubrey M. Moe
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:36
  7. There is limited evidence regarding the economic effects of nutrition support in cancer patients. This study aims at investigating the cost-effectiveness profile of systematic oral nutritional supplementation ...

    Authors: Beatrice Martin, Emanuele Cereda, Riccardo Caccialanza, Paolo Pedrazzoli, Rosanna Tarricone and Oriana Ciani
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:35
  8. Traditionally, uncomplicated acute appendicitis (AA) has been treated with appendectomy. However, the surgical alternatives might carry out significant complications, impaired quality of life, and higher costs...

    Authors: César Augusto Guevara-Cuellar, María Paula Rengifo-Mosquera and Elizabeth Parody-Rúa
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:34
  9. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide is a simple, non-invasive measurement of airway inflammation with minimal discomfort to the patient and with results available within a few minutes. This study aimed to evaluate...

    Authors: Jefferson Antonio Buendía, Ranniery Acuña-Cordero and Carlos E. Rodriguez-Martinez
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:33
  10. Health transformation plan (HTP) implemented in Iran since 2014 to improve accessibility and financial protection of patients. This study aimed to assess the impact of HTP on health spending in Iran.

    Authors: Reza Esmaeili, Samad Rouhani, Jamshid Yazdani Charati and Masoud Khandehroo
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:32
  11. Heart failure (HF) is an unusual heart function that causes reduction in cardiac or pulmonary output. Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a mechanical device that helps to recover ventricular dysfunctio...

    Authors: Abedin Teimourizad, Aziz Rezapour, Saeed Sadeghian and Masih Tajdini
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:31
  12. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Chun-Yi Lu, Ching-Hu Chung, Li-Min Huang, Eliza Kruger, Seng-Chuen Tan, Xu-Hao Zhang and Nan-Chang Chiu
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:30

    The original article was published in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:30

  13. Screening program tend to recognized patients in their early stage and consequently improve health outcomes. Cost-effectiveness of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening program has been scarcely studie...

    Authors: Rajabali Daroudi, Omid Shafe, Jamal Moosavi, Javad Salimi, Yahya Bayazidi, Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, Majid Maleki, Majid Moini, Pezhman Farshidmehr and Parham Sadeghipour
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:29
  14. Diseases have undeniable effects on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Chronic diseases, in particular, limit the productive potentials and HRQoL of individuals. EQ-5D is a very popular generic instrument...

    Authors: Ali Akbari Sari, Fereshteh Karimi, Zahra Emrani, Hojjat Zeraati, Alireza Olyaeemanesh and Rajabali Daroudi
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:28
  15. The preferences of citizens are a basic element to incorporate into the decision-making process when planning health policies. Contingent valuation (CV) is a common method for calculating the value for citizen...

    Authors: Jesús Martín-Fernández, Ángel López-Nicolás, Juan Oliva-Moreno, Héctor Medina-Palomino, Elena Polentinos-Castro and Gloria Ariza-Cardiel
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:27
  16. The detection of thyroid cancer has rapidly increased over last few decades without an increase in disease specific mortality. Several studies claim that the diagnose of thyroid nodules through routine ultraso...

    Authors: Linda Karrer, Shixuan Zhang, Thomas Kühlein and Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:26
  17. The objective of this Markov model lifetime cost-effectiveness analysis was to evaluate a new medical device technology which minimizes redo colonoscopies on the outcomes of cost, quality of life, and aversion...

    Authors: Jeffrey Voigt, Michael Mosier and Ian M. Gralnek
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:25
  18. Among people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis, sub-optimal fluid management has been linked with hospitalisation, cardiovascular complications and death. This study assessed the cost-effectiveness...

    Authors: Elisabet Jacobsen, Moira Cruickshank, David Cooper, Angharad Marks, Miriam Brazzelli and Graham Scotland
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:24
  19. Parenting programs can be economically attractive interventions for improving the mental health of both parents and their children. Few attempts have been made to analyse the value of children’s and parent’s o...

    Authors: Camilla Nystrand, Filipa Sampaio, Jeffrey S. Hoch, Fatumo Osman and Inna Feldman
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:23
  20. To estimate the cost -utility of imrecoxib compared with diclofenac, as well as the addition of a proton pump inhibitor to both two treatment strategies, for patients with osteoarthritis, from a Chinese health...

    Authors: Xueshan Sun, Xuemei Zhen, Xiaoqian Hu, Yuanyuan Li, ShuYan Gu, Yuxuan Gu, Zixuan Zhao, Wei Yang and Hengjin Dong
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:22
  21. Uganda is in discussions to introduce a national health insurance scheme. However, there is a paucity of information on household preferences and willingness to pay for health insurance attributes that may gui...

    Authors: Edward Kalyango, Rornald Muhumuza Kananura and Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:21
  22. Certification of multidisciplinary tumor centers is nowadays seen as the gold standard in modern oncological therapy for optimization and realization of guideline-based therapy and better outcomes. Single case...

    Authors: Ali Modabber, Daniel Schick, Evgeny Goloborodko, Florian Peters, Marius Heitzer, Anna Bock, Kristian Kniha, Frank Hölzle, Elke M. Schreiber and Stephan Christian Möhlhenrich
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:20
  23. Microdiscectomy is the most commonly performed spine surgery and the first transitioning for outpatient settings. However, this transition was never studied, in what comes to cost-utility assessment. According...

    Authors: Daniela Linhares, João A. Fonseca, Manuel Ribeiro da Silva, Filipe Conceição, António Sousa, Bernardo Sousa-Pinto and Nuno Neves
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:19
  24. To estimate the resource gap in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) monitoring for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

    Authors: Seth Rowley, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Jerald P. Radich, Ann Kim Novakowski, Irina Usherenko and Joseph B. Babigumira
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:18
  25. Oral cholera vaccines (OCV) have been recommended as additional measures for the prevention of cholera. However, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of OCV use in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in r...

    Authors: Patrick G. Ilboudo, Martin A. Mengel, Bradford D. Gessner, Bagrey Ngwira, Philippe Cavailler and Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:17
  26. Former socialist countries have undergone a socio-economic transition in recent decades. New challenges for the healthcare system have arisen in the transition economy, leading to demands for better management...

    Authors: Nomin Amgalan, Jwa-Seop Shin, Seung-Hee Lee, Oyungoo Badamdorj, Oyungerel Ravjir and Hyun Bae Yoon
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:16
  27. Saving blood products is an important public health issue especially in developing countries with limited financial resources. We aimed to suggest a new hypothetical model to make a change in the current blood...

    Authors: Sezaneh Haghpanah, Shima Miladi, Ali Zamani, Ali Mohammad Keshtvarz Hesam Abadi, Marjan Gholami and Maryam Gholami
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:15
  28. Inappropriate prescriptions can lead to adverse consequences for patients. It also imposes excessive cost on the patients, payers and health systems. The current study aimed at estimating the rate of inappropr...

    Authors: Zahra Kavosi, Abouzar Sadeghi, Farhad Lotfi, Hedayat Salari and Mohsen Bayati
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:14
  29. The ISPOR Special Task Force (STF) on US Value Assessment Frameworks was agnostic about exactly how to implement the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) as a key element in an overall cost-effectiveness evaluat...

    Authors: Bernarda Zamora, Louis P. Garrison, Aig Unuigbe and Adrian Towse
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:13
  30. While evidence-based recommendations for the management pneumonia in under-5-year-olds at the community level with amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) were made by the World Health Organisation, initiatives t...

    Authors: Charles E. Okafor, Obinna I. Ekwunife and Sabina O. Nduaguba
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:12
  31. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in China. Amplification of the Human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2) gene is present and overexpressed in 18–20% of breast cancers and histori...

    Authors: Qiaoping Xu, Li Yuanyuan, Zhu Jiejing, Liu Jian, Li Qingyu, Chen Lingya, Luo Ying, Shi Changchen, Li Yangling and Yan Wei
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:11
  32. Poor availability and unaffordability of key access antibiotics may increase antimicrobial resistance in the community by promoting inappropriate antibiotic selection and abridged therapy compliance.

    Authors: Zikria Saleem, Hamid Saeed, Zunaira Akbar, Amna Saeed, Saleha Khalid, Laiba Farrukh, Aleena Irfan, Azka Anam, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Huma Rasheed and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:10
  33. Smoking in one of the most serious public health problems. It is well known that it constitutes a major risk factor for chronic diseases and the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Due to high preval...

    Authors: Raquel Cobos-Campos, Javier Mar, Antxon Apiñaniz, Arantza Sáez de Lafuente, Naiara Parraza, Felipe Aizpuru and Gorka Orive
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:9
  34. This study had a threefold aim: to test the value of stakeholder involvement in HTA to reduce evidence gaps and interpret findings; and to assess a medical device by applying the EUnetHTA Core Model (CM) in So...

    Authors: Debjani Mueller, Robert C. Pattinson, Tsakane M. Hlongwane, Reinhard Busse and Dimitra Panteli
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:8
  35. Determining the cost-effectiveness thresholds for healthcare interventions has been a severe challenge for policymakers, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to estimate the cost pe...

    Authors: Rajabali Daroudi, Ali Akbari Sari, Azin Nahvijou and Ahmad Faramarzi
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:7
  36. Global concerns regarding the significant burden of non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) exist from both public health and economic perspectives. Our research focuses on the reduction of fatal risks ...

    Authors: Negar Mirzaee, Amirhossein Takian, Farshad Farzadfar, Rajabali Daroudi, Ali Kazemi Karyani and Ali Akbari Sari
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:6
  37. Syphilis, together with other sexually transmitted infections, remains a global public health problem that is far from controlled. People deprived of liberty are a vulnerable population. Control activities in ...

    Authors: Carla Castillo-Laborde, Pedro Gajardo, Manuel Nájera-De Ferrari, Isabel Matute, Macarena Hirmas-Adauy, Pablo Aguirre, Héctor Ramírez, Daniel Ramírez and Ximena Aguilera
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:5
  38. This study aims to analyse the relative importance of the health care sector (health care activities and services), its interrelations with the rest of productive activities, aggregate supply and demand, emplo...

    Authors: Pedro Gutiérrez-Hernández and Ignacio Abásolo-Alessón
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:4
  39. The limited health care resources cannot meet all the demands of the society. Thus, decision makers have to choose feasible interventions and reject the others. We aimed to collect and summarize the results of...

    Authors: Reza Hashempour, Behzad Raei, Majid Safaei Lari, Nasrin Abolhasanbeigi Gallezan and Ali AkbariSari
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:3
  40. Cost effectiveness was a criterion used to revise Ethiopia’s essential health service package (EHSP) in 2019. However, there are few cost-effectiveness studies from Ethiopia or directly transferable evidence f...

    Authors: Getachew Teshome Eregata, Alemayehu Hailu, Karin Stenberg, Kjell Arne Johansson, Ole Frithjof Norheim and Melanie Y. Bertram
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:2
  41. Different countries have set different policies to control and decrease the costs of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Iran was aiming to reduce the economic burden of different disease by a recent reform from n...

    Authors: Vahid Alipour, Hamed Zandian, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Leili Avesta and Telma Zahirian Moghadam
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:1
  42. Mechanical ventilation services are an important driver of the high costs of intensive care. An optimal interaction between a patient and a ventilator is therefore paramount. Suboptimal interaction is present ...

    Authors: Lytske Bakker, Katerina Vaporidi, Jos Aarts and William Redekop
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:57
  43. The purpose is to perform a cost effectiveness analysis amniotic membrane vs. topical medications in the use of treating dry eye disease. A cost effectiveness analysis comparing amniotic membrane + other topic...

    Authors: Jeffrey Voigt
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:56
  44. Results of probabilistic sensitivity analyses (PSA) are frequently visualized as a scatterplot, which is limited through overdrawing and a lack of insight in relative density. To overcome these limitations, we...

    Authors: Joost W. Geenen, Rick A. Vreman, Cornelis Boersma, Olaf H. Klungel, Anke M. Hövels and Renske M. T. Ten Ham
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:54
  45. Studying and monitoring the efficiency of primary health care centers has a special place in the health system. Although studies have been conducted in the field of efficiency in Iran, few have focused on rura...

    Authors: Saeed Mohammadpour, Javad Javan-Noughabi, Ali Vafaee Najar, Moharram Zangeneh, Shaghayegh Yousefi, Mojtaba Nouhi and Reza Jahangiri
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:53
  46. EVapp (Emergency Volunteer Application) is a Belgian smartphone application that mobilizes volunteers to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation with publicly available automatic externa...

    Authors: Steven Vercammen and Esther Moens
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:52
  47. Several governments apply the policy of external price referencing (EPR), which considers the prices of a medicine in one or more other countries for the purpose of setting the price in the own country. Differ...

    Authors: Sabine Vogler, Peter Schneider and Lena Lepuschütz
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:51
  48. Lower-dose ceritinib (450 mg) once-daily with food was approved in 2018 in Hong Kong (HK) for first-line treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK +) advanced non-small cell lung canc...

    Authors: Herbert H. Loong, Carlos K. H. Wong, Linda K. S. Leung, Catherine P. K. Chan, Andrea Chang, Zheng-Yi Zhou, Jipan Xie and Meaghan Gibbs
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:50
  49. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma is a high accurate test for prenatal screening for Down syndrome. Although it has been reported to be cost effective as a conti...

    Authors: L. Nshimyumukiza, J. A. Beaumont, F. Rousseau and D. Reinharz
    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:49

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