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  1. Harm reduction strategies commonly include needle and syringe programmes (NSP), opioid substitution therapy (OST) and interventions combining these two strategies. Despite the proven effectiveness of harm-redu...

    Authors: Sung Wook Kim, Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brannstrom and Jolene Skordis-Worrall

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:25

    Content type: Research

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  2. The question of how to value lost productivity in economic evaluations has been subject of debate in the past twenty years. According to the Washington panel, lost productivity influences health-related qualit...

    Authors: Saskia Knies, Annelies Boonen and Johan L Severens

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:24

    Content type: Research

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  3. Research priority setting aims to gain consensus about areas where research effort will have wide benefits to society. While general principles for setting health research priorities have been suggested, there...

    Authors: Jamie Bryant, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Justin Walsh and Jessica Stewart

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:23

    Content type: Review

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  4. There is an increased interest in the use of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) to support regulatory and reimbursement decision making. The EVIDEM framework was developed to provide pragmatic multi-crite...

    Authors: Janine van Til, Catharina Groothuis-Oudshoorn, Marijke Lieferink, James Dolan and Mireille Goetghebeur

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:22

    Content type: Research

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  5. In Benin, malaria was the leading cause of hospital consultation for children less than 5 years old (47.2%), and for all patients not hospitalized (42.3%). Its incidence among those who attended a health facil...

    Authors: Charles Patrick Makoutodé, Martine Audibert and Achille Massougbodji

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:21

    Content type: Research

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  6. Tuberculosis remains the leading cause of death in South Africa. A number of potential new TB vaccine candidates have been identified and are currently in clinical trials. One such candidate is MVA85A. This st...

    Authors: Liezl Channing and Edina Sinanovic

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:20

    Content type: Research

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  7. Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is prevalent in patients with advanced chronic heart failure (CHF). It affects the patients’ overall physical condition and is suggested as a strong outcome predictor in CHF. Recen...

    Authors: Eun-A Lim, Hyun-Soon Sohn, Haeyoung Lee and Sang-Eun Choi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:19

    Content type: Research

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  8. This Guidance for Priority Setting in Health Care (GPS-Health), initiated by the World Health Organization, offers a comprehensive map of equity criteria that are relevant to health care priority setting and s...

    Authors: Ole F Norheim, Rob Baltussen, Mira Johri, Dan Chisholm, Erik Nord, DanW Brock, Per Carlsson, Richard Cookson, Norman Daniels, Marion Danis, Marc Fleurbaey, Kjell A Johansson, Lydia Kapiriri, Peter Littlejohns, Thomas Mbeeli, Krishna D Rao…

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:18

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. The aim of the study was to investigate the changes in costs and outcomes after the implementation of various disease management programs (DMPs), to identify their potential determinants, and to compare the co...

    Authors: Apostolos Tsiachristas, Jane Murray Cramm, Anna P Nieboer and Maureen PMH Rutten-van Mölken

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:17

    Content type: Research

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  10. To aid informed health sector decision-making, data from sufficient high quality economic evaluations must be available to policy makers. To date, no known study has analysed the quantity and quality of availa...

    Authors: Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Aliasghar Ahmad Kiadaliri and Jolene Skordis-Worrall

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:15

    Content type: Review

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  11. High maternal and infant mortality continue to be major challenges to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals for many low and middle-income countries. There is now evidence that voucher initiatives...

    Authors: Chrispus Mayora, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, David Bishai, David H Peters, Olico Okui and Sebastian Olikira Baine

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:14

    Content type: Research

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  12. The objective of this study was to develop a rating tool for policy makers to prioritize breast cancer interventions in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), based on a simple multi-criteria decision anal...

    Authors: Kristie Venhorst, Sten G Zelle, Noor Tromp and Jeremy A Lauer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:13

    Content type: Research

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  13. The continuing increase of pharmaceutical expenditure calls for new approaches to pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals. Value based pricing of pharmaceuticals is emerging as a useful tool and possess t...

    Authors: Panagiotis Petrou and Michael A Talias

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:12

    Content type: Research

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  14. There is little evidence to date of the potential impact of vegetable gardens on people living with HIV (PLHIV), who often suffer from social and economic losses due to the disease. From 2008 through 2011, Act...

    Authors: Chloe Puett, Cécile Salpéteur, Elisabeth Lacroix, Simbarashe Dennis Zimunya, Anne-Dominique Israël and Myriam Aït-Aïssa

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:11

    Content type: Research

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  15. Low body mass index (BMI) individuals starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa have high rates of death and loss to follow-up in the first 6 months of treatment. Nutritiona...

    Authors: John R Koethe, Elliot Marseille, Mark J Giganti, Benjamin H Chi, Douglas Heimburger and Jeffrey S Stringer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:10

    Content type: Research

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  16. In order to measure and analyse the technical efficiency of district hospitals in Ghana, the specific objectives of this study were to (a) estimate the relative technical and scale efficiency of government, mi...

    Authors: Caroline Jehu-Appiah, Serufusa Sekidde, Martin Adjuik, James Akazili, Selassi D Almeida, Frank Nyonator, Rob Baltussen, Eyob Zere Asbu and Joses Muthuri Kirigia

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  17. To evaluate the impact of using network meta-analysis (NMA) versus pair wise meta-analyses (PMA) for evidence synthesis on key outputs of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA).

    Authors: Kristian Thorlund, Zafar Zafari, Eric Druyts, Edward J Mills and Mohsen Sadatsafavi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:8

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Complex clinical interventions are increasingly subject to evaluation by randomised trial linked to economic evaluation. However evaluations of policy initiatives tend to eschew experimental designs in favour ...

    Authors: David Cohen, M Fasihul Alam, Nishma Patel, Wai-Yee Cheung, John G Williams and Ian T Russell

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  19. To estimate the cost-effectiveness of cataract surgery and refractive error/presbyopia correction in Zambia.

    Authors: Ulla K Griffiths, Fiammetta M Bozzani, Adrian Gheorghe, Lawrence Mwenge and Clare Gilbert

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:6

    Content type: Research

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  20. To undertake an economic evaluation of rivaroxaban relative to the standard of care for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in Greece.

    Authors: Georgia Kourlaba, Nikos Maniadakis, George Andrikopoulos and Panos Vardas

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:5

    Content type: Research

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  21. A healthy diet is associated with reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. The study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a universal strategy to promote healthy diet through brief i...

    Authors: Martin C Gulliford, Nawaraj Bhattarai, Judith Charlton and Caroline Rudisill

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:4

    Content type: Research

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  22. Increasing the number of vaccine doses may potentially improve overall efficacy. Decision-makers need information about choosing the most efficient dose schedule to maximise the total health gain of a populati...

    Authors: Baudouin A Standaert, Desmond Curran and Maarten J Postma

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:3

    Content type: Research

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  23. Multiple principles are relevant in priority setting, two of which are often considered particularly important. According to the greater benefit principle, resources should be directed toward the intervention ...

    Authors: Trygve Ottersen, Ottar Mæstad and Ole Frithjof Norheim

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:2

    Content type: Research

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  24. Excessive alcohol consumption is a public health problem in many countries including Denmark, where 6% of the burden of disease is due to alcohol consumption, according to the new estimates from the Global Bur...

    Authors: Astrid Ledgaard Holm, Lennert Veerman, Linda Cobiac, Ola Ekholm and Finn Diderichsen

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2014 12:1

    Content type: Research

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  25. Surrogate outcomes are a significant challenge in drug evaluation for health technology assessment (HTA) agencies. The research objectives were to: identify factors associated with surrogate use and acceptabil...

    Authors: Angela Rocchi, Shoghag Khoudigian, Rob Hopkins and Ron Goeree

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:31

    Content type: Research

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  26. Development of new peer or lay health-related lifestyle advisor (HRLA) roles is one response to the need to enhance public engagement in, and improve cost-effectiveness of, health improvement interventions. Th...

    Authors: Mark Pennington, Shelina Visram, Cam Donaldson, Martin White, Monique Lhussier, Katherine Deane, Natalie Forster and Susan M Carr

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:30

    Content type: Research

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  27. Cost of illness studies are needed to provide estimates for input into cost-effectiveness studies and as information drivers to resource allocation. However, these studies often do not differentiate costs asso...

    Authors: Annie N Simpson, Heather S Bonilha, Abby S Kazley, James S Zoller and Charles Ellis

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:29

    Content type: Research

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  28. The cost of behavior change communication (BCC) interventions has not been rigorously studied in Bangladesh. This study was conducted to assess the implementation costs of a BCC intervention in a maternal, neo...

    Authors: Bidhan Krishna Sarker, Sayem Ahmed, Noushin Islam and Jahangir AM Khan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:28

    Content type: Research

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  29. Despite growing interest in use of lipid nutrient supplements for preventing child malnutrition and morbidity, there is inconclusive evidence on the effectiveness, and no evidence on the cost-effectiveness of ...

    Authors: Chloe Puett, Cécile Salpéteur, Elisabeth Lacroix, Freddy Houngbé, Myriam Aït-Aïssa and Anne-Dominique Israël

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:27

    Content type: Research

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  30. South Africa, the country with the largest HIV epidemic worldwide, has been scaling up treatment since 2003 and is rapidly expanding its eligibility criteria. The HIV treatment programme has achieved significa...

    Authors: Rob Baltussen, Evelinn Mikkelsen, Noor Tromp, AnneKarin Hurtig, Jens Byskov, Øystein Olsen, Kristine Bærøe, Jan A Hontelez, Jerome Singh and Ole F Norheim

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:26

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Chronic hepatitis C affects approximately 170 million people worldwide, and thus being one of the main causes of chronic liver disease. About 20% of patients with chronic hepatitis C will develop cirrhosis ove...

    Authors: Fabio MR Barros, Hugo Cheinquer, Carolina T Tsuchiya and Eduardo AV Santos

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:25

    Content type: Research

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  32. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of growth hormone (GH) treatment (Genotropin®) compared with no GH treatment in adults with GH deficiency in a Swedish societal setting.

    Authors: Kristian Bolin, Rickard Sandin, Maria Koltowska-Häggström, Jane Loftus, Christin Prütz and Björn Jonsson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:24

    Content type: Research

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  33. In economic evaluation, cost per quality-adjusted life year (QALY) is generally used as an indicator for cost-effectiveness. Although JPY 5 million to 6 million (USD 60, 000 to 75,000) per QALY is frequently r...

    Authors: Takeru Shiroiwa, Ataru Igarashi, Takashi Fukuda and Shunya Ikeda

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:22

    Content type: Research

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  34. A recently developed 10-valent pneumococcal non-typeable H influenzae protein D-conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) is expected to afford protection against more than two thirds of isolates causing IPD in children in Lat...

    Authors: Sebastián García Martí, Lisandro Colantonio, Ariel Bardach, Julieta Galante, Analía Lopez, Joaquín Caporale, Gerhart Knerer, Jorge Alberto Gomez, Federico Augustovski and Andrés Pichon-Riviere

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:21

    Content type: Research

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  35. As care and antiretroviral treatment (ART) for people living with HIV/AIDS become widely available, the number of people accessing these resources also increases. Despite this exceptional progress, the estimat...

    Authors: Mariana Posse and Rob Baltussen

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:20

    Content type: Research

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  36. Clinical trials have indicated that lifestyle interventions for patients with lifestyle-related cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors (the metabolic syndrome) are cost-effective. However, patient characteri...

    Authors: Inna Feldman, Lennart Hellström and Pia Johansson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:19

    Content type: Research

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  37. Chemotherapy-induced anaemia is a common and significant complication of chemotherapy treatment. Blood transfusion and administration of Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents (ESAs) either alone or in combination ...

    Authors: Eleftheria Nikolaidi, Magdalini Hatzikou and Mary Geitona

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:16

    Content type: Research

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  38. Knowledge about the prices of medicines used in hospitals, particularly the actually achieved ones, is scant. There are indications of large discounts and the provision of medicines cost-free to Austrian hospi...

    Authors: Sabine Vogler, Nina Zimmermann, Claudia Habl and Jan Mazag

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:15

    Content type: Research

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  39. This paper examines the cost of quality improvements in Population Services International (PSI) Myanmar’s social franchise operations from 2007 to 2009.

    Authors: David Bishai, Amnesty LeFevre, Marc Theuss, Matt Boxshall, John D Hetherington, Min Zaw and Dominic Montagu

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:14

    Content type: Research

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  40. COPD is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). To determine the clinical factors associated with the cost of COPD management, we analyzed the relationship b...

    Authors: Kyle Darnell, Alok Kumar Dwivedi, Zhouyang Weng and Ralph J Panos

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:13

    Content type: Research

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  41. Non-adherence to anti-psychotics is common, expensive and affects recovery. We therefore examine the cost-effectiveness of adherence therapy for people with schizophrenia by multi-centre randomised trial in Am...

    Authors: Anita Patel, Paul McCrone, Morven Leese, Francesco Amaddeo, Michele Tansella, Reinhold Kilian, Matthias Angermeyer, Martijn Kikkert, Aart Schene and Martin Knapp

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:12

    Content type: Research

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  42. As fiscal constraints dominate health policy discussions across Canada and globally, priority-setting exercises are becoming more common to guide the difficult choices that must be made. In this context, it be...

    Authors: Francois Dionne, Craig Mitton, Tanya MacDonald, Carol Miller and Michael Brennan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:11

    Content type: Research

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  43. Recent analyses show that donor funding for child health is increasing, but little information is available on actual costs to deliver child health care services. Understanding how unit costs scale with servic...

    Authors: Benjamin Johns, Spy Munthali, Damian G Walker, Winford Masanjala and David Bishai

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  44. A challenge to effective protection against tuberculosis is to sustain expensive and complex treatment public programs. Potential consequences of program failure include acquired drug resistance, poor patient ...

    Authors: Thaddeus L Miller, Andra Cirule, Fernando A Wilson, Timothy H Holtz, Vija Riekstina, Kevin P Cain, Patrick K Moonan and Vaira Leimane

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:9

    Content type: Research

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  45. Generalized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worry about several events and activities. The estimated 1-year prevalence for adults is around 2% and the lifetime prevalence could reach...

    Authors: Luís Silva Miguel, Nuno Silva Miguel and Mónica Inês

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:8

    Content type: Research

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