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  1. To investigate the cost effectiveness of management of patients within the context of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting in cancer and non-cancer teams in secondary care.

    Authors: K Melissa Ke, Jane M Blazeby, Sean Strong, Fran E Carroll, Andy R Ness and William Hollingworth

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  2. Economic evaluations of health interventions pose a particular challenge for reporting. There is also a need to consolidate and update existing guidelines and promote their use in a user friendly manner. The C...

    Authors: Don Husereau, Michael Drummond, Stavros Petrou, Chris Carswell, David Moher, Dan Greenberg, Federico Augustovski, Andrew H Briggs, Josephine Mauskopf and Elizabeth Loder

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:6

    Content type: Guideline

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  3. Musculoskeletal disorders impose a substantial economic burden on American society, but few studies have examined the economic benefits associated with treating such disorders. The purpose of this research is ...

    Authors: Timothy M Dall, Paul Gallo, Lane Koenig, Qian Gu and David Ruiz

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. The increasing prevalence of psychological health problems among adolescent girls is alarming. Knowledge of beneficial effects of physical activity on psychological health is widespread. Dance is a popular for...

    Authors: Anna Philipsson, Anna Duberg, Margareta Möller and Lars Hagberg

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. Rapid changes in lifestyle have led to a global obesity epidemic. Understanding the economic burden associated with the obesity epidemic is essential to decision making of cost-effective interventions. This st...

    Authors: Bach Xuan Tran, Amrita V Nair, Stefan Kuhle, Arto Ohinmaa and Paul J Veugelers

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:3

    Content type: Review

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  6. Many drugs are available for control of hypertension and its sequels in Nigeria but some are not affordable for majority of the populace. This serious pharmacoeconomic question has to be answered by the nation...

    Authors: Obinna Ikechukwu Ekwunife, Charles E Okafor, Charles C Ezenduka and Patrick O Udeogaranya

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2013 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. Counseling in combination with pedometer use has proven to be effective in increasing physical activity and improving health outcomes. We investigated the cost-effectiveness of this intervention targeted at on...

    Authors: Eelco AB Over, GC Wanda Wendel-Vos, Matthijs van den Berg, Heleen H Hamberg-van Reenen, Luqman Tariq, Rudolf T Hoogenveen and Pieter HM van Baal

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:13

    Content type: Research

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  8. In resource-limited settings, HIV budgets are flattening or decreasing. A policy of discontinuing antiretroviral therapy (ART) after HIV treatment failure was modeled to highlight trade-offs among competing po...

    Authors: April D Kimmel, Stephen C Resch, Xavier Anglaret, Norman Daniels, Sue J Goldie, Christine Danel, Angela Y Wong, Kenneth A Freedberg and Milton C Weinstein

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:12

    Content type: Research

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  9. Allocating national resources to regions based on need is a key policy issue in most health systems. Many systems utilise proxy measures of need as the basis for allocation formulae. Increasingly these are und...

    Authors: Tim Ensor, Hafidz Firdaus, David Dunlop, Alex Manu, Ali Ghufron Mukti, Diah ayu Puspandari, Franz von Roenne, Stephanus Indradjaya, Untung Suseno and Patrick Vaughan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:11

    Content type: Research

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  10. Although annual influenza vaccination could decrease the significant economic and humanistic burden of influenza in the United States, immunization rates are below recommended levels, and concerns remain wheth...

    Authors: Ian G Duncan, Michael S Taitel, Junjie Zhang and Heather S Kirkham

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:10

    Content type: Research

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  11. Resource allocation is a challenging issue faced by health policy decisionmakers requiring careful consideration of many factors. Objectives of this study were to identify decision criteria and their frequency...

    Authors: Lalla Aïda Guindo, Monika Wagner, Rob Baltussen, Donna Rindress, Janine van Til, Paul Kind and Mireille M Goetghebeur

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:9

    Content type: Review

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  12. In assessing the cost-effectiveness of an intervention, the interpretation and handling of uncertainties of the traditional summary measure, the Incremental Cost Effectiveness Ratio (ICER), can be problematic....

    Authors: Sennen Hounton and David Newlands

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:8

    Content type: Methodology

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  13. Guidance from the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) on cost estimation in cost–benefit assessments in Germany acknowledges the need for standardization of costing methodology. The obj...

    Authors: Monika Scheuringer, Narine Sahakyan, Karl J Krobot and Volker Ulrich

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:7

    Content type: Review

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  14. The World Health Organization recommends that national malaria programmes universally distribute long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs). LLINs provide effective insecticide protection for at least t...

    Authors: Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brännström, Claudia Wolff, Niklas Brännström and Jolene Skordis-Worrall

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:5

    Content type: Research

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  15. This study estimated the cost effectiveness of community-based therapeutic care (CTC) for children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Sidama Zone, Ethiopia compared to facility based therapeutic feeding c...

    Authors: Asayehegn Tekeste, Mekitie Wondafrash, Girma Azene and Kebede Deribe

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:4

    Content type: Research

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  16. Behavioral interventions typically focus on objective behavioral endpoints like weight loss and smoking cessation. In reality, though, achieving full behavior change is a complex process in which several steps...

    Authors: Rilana Prenger, Louise M Braakman-Jansen, Marcel E Pieterse, Job van der Palen and Erwin R Seydel

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:3

    Content type: Review

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  17. Systematic and transparent approaches to priority setting are needed, particularly in low-resource settings, to produce decisions that are sound and acceptable to stakeholders. The EVIDEM framework brings toge...

    Authors: Jacqui Miot, Monika Wagner, Hanane Khoury, Donna Rindress and Mireille M Goetghebeur

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:2

    Content type: Research

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  18. Decision makers in many jurisdictions use cost-effectiveness estimates as an aid for selecting interventions with an appropriate balance between health benefits and costs. This systematic literature review aim...

    Authors: Evelina A Zimovetz, Sorrel E Wolowacz, Peter M Classi and Julie Birt

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2012 10:1

    Content type: Review

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  19. Adherence to antiretroviral medication regimens is essential to good clinical outcomes for HIV-infected patients. Little is known about the costs of case management (CM) designed to improve adherence for patie...

    Authors: Elliot A Marseille, Sebastian Kevany, Ismael Ahmed, Getachew Feleke, Bill Graham, Thomas Heller, James G Kahn and Michael Reyes

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) poses a large worldwide burden for health care systems. One possible tool to decrease this burden is primary prevention. As it is unethical to wait until perfect data are availab...

    Authors: Anne Neumann, Peter Schwarz and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. Compared to conventional human basal insulin (neutral protamine Hagedorn; NPH) the long-acting analogue insulin glargine (GLA) is associated with a number of advantages regarding metabolic control, hypoglycaem...

    Authors: Ernst-Günther Hagenmeyer, Katharina C Koltermann, Franz-Werner Dippel and Peter K Schädlich

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:15

    Content type: Review

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  22. Diabetes mellitus brings an increased risk for cardiovascular complications and patients profit from prevention. This prevention also suits the general population. The question arises what is a better strategy...

    Authors: Talitha L Feenstra, Pieter M van Baal, Monique AM Jacobs-van der Bruggen, Rudolf T Hoogenveen, Geert-Jan Kommer and Caroline A Baan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:14

    Content type: Research

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  23. Our objective was to determine the cost-effectiveness of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) technology with intensive insulin therapy compared to self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) in adults with type 1 ...

    Authors: R Brett McQueen, Samuel L Ellis, Jonathan D Campbell, Kavita V Nair and Patrick W Sullivan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:13

    Content type: Research

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  24. Economic evaluation is used for effective resource allocation in health sector. Accumulated knowledge about economic evaluation of health programs in Bangladesh is not currently available. While a number of ec...

    Authors: Mohammad E Hoque, Jahangir AM Khan, Shahed SA Hossain, Rukhsana Gazi, Harun-ar Rashid, Tracey P Koehlmoos and Damian G Walker

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:12

    Content type: Review

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  25. Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for 6 months is the recommended form of infant feeding. Support of mothers through individual peer counselling has been proved to be effective in increasing exclusive breastfeedin...

    Authors: Lumbwe Chola, Lungiswa Nkonki, Chipepo Kankasa, Jolly Nankunda, James Tumwine, Thorkild Tylleskar and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. Insomnia is perhaps the most common sleep disorder in the general population, and is characterised by a range of complaints around difficulties in initiating and maintaining sleep, together with impaired wakin...

    Authors: Guy W Scott, Helen M Scott, Karyn M O'Keeffe and Philippa H Gander

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:10

    Content type: Research

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  27. The Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI) offers services to the population free of charge but these activities are costly with the greatest part being the cost of vaccines. In spite of the growing internatio...

    Authors: Cliford E Ebong and Pierre Levy

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:9

    Content type: Research

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  28. In today's dynamic health-care system, organizations such as hospitals are required to improve their performance for multiple stakeholders and deliver an integrated care that means to work effectively, be inno...

    Authors: Silvia Lupi, Adriano Verzola, Gianni Carandina, Manuela Salani, Paola Antonioli and Pasquale Gregorio

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  29. Information on cost-effectiveness of interventions to treat schizophrenia can assist health policy decision making, particularly given the lack of health resources in developing countries like Thailand. This s...

    Authors: Pudtan Phanthunane, Theo Vos, Harvey Whiteford and Melanie Bertram

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:6

    Content type: Research

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  30. This study examines the cost and consequences of initiating an ARV regimen including Lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) or Efavirenz (EFV), using data from a recent clinical trial in a previously published model of H...

    Authors: Kit N Simpson, Birgitta Dietz, Robert W Baran, Kevin W Garren, Sharon A Riddler, Menaka Bhor and Richard H Haubrich

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  31. Mounting evidence shows that multi-intervention programmes for hypertension treatment are more effective than an isolated pharmacological strategy. Full economic evaluations of hypertension management programm...

    Authors: Gastón Perman, Emiliano Rossi, Gabriel D Waisman, Cristina Agüero, Claudio D González, Carlos L Pallordet, Silvana Figar, Fernán González Bernaldo de Quirós, JoAnn Canning and Enrique R Soriano

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  32. Although highly effective prevention interventions exist, the epidemic of paediatric HIV continues to challenge control efforts in resource-limited settings. We reviewed the cost-effectiveness of interventions...

    Authors: Mira Johri and Denis Ako-Arrey

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:3

    Content type: Review

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  33. Malaria transmission in Ethiopia is unstable and the disease is a major public health problem. Both, p.falciparum (60%) and p.vivax (40%) co-dominantly exist. The national guideline recommends three different dia...

    Authors: Hailemariam Lemma, Miguel San Sebastian, Curt Löfgren and GebreAb Barnabas

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  34. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating chronic illness affecting at least 4 million people in the United States. Understanding its cost improves decisions regarding resource allocation that may be di...

    Authors: Jin-Mann S Lin, Stephen C Resch, Dana J Brimmer, Andrew Johnson, Stephen Kennedy, Nancy Burstein and Carol J Simon

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2011 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  35. Economic evaluation of stroke services indicates that such services may lead to improved quality of life at affordable cost. The present study assesses lifetime health impact and cost consequences of stroke in...

    Authors: Stefan A Baeten, N Job A van Exel, Maaike Dirks, Marc A Koopmanschap, Diederik WJ Dippel and Louis W Niessen

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:21

    Content type: Research

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  36. Total hip replacement surgery places a considerable financial burden on health services and society. Given the large number of hip prostheses available to surgeons, reliable economic evidence is crucial to inf...

    Authors: Charlotte Davies, Paula Lorgelly, Ian Shemilt, Miranda Mugford, Keith Tucker and Alex MacGregor

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:20

    Content type: Review

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  37. The National Health Policy 2000 - 2009 and Health sector strategic plans I & II emphasized that Primary Health Care (PHC) would be the main strategy for national development and would be operationalized throug...

    Authors: Frederick Mugisha and Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:19

    Content type: Research

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  38. Many smoking-cessation programs and pharmaceutical aids demonstrate substantial health gains for a relatively low allocation of resources. Genetic information represents a type of individualized or personal fe...

    Authors: Louisa G Gordon, Nicholas G Hirst, Robert P Young and Paul M Brown

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:18

    Content type: Research

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  39. Breast cancer is the first cancer in women both in incidence and mortality. The treatment of breast cancer benefited from the progress of chemotherapy and targeted therapies, but there was a parallel increase ...

    Authors: Saber Boutayeb, Abdesslam Boutayeb, Naoual Ahbeddou, Wiam Boutayeb, Essaadi Ismail, Mehdi Tazi and Hassan Errihani

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:16

    Content type: Research

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  40. Alcohol abuse results in problems on various levels in society. In terms of health, alcohol abuse is not only an important risk factor for chronic disease, but it is also related to injuries. Social harms whic...

    Authors: Paul F van Gils, Heleen H Hamberg-van Reenen, Matthijs van den Berg, Luqman Tariq and G Ardine de Wit

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:15

    Content type: Review

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  41. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) has demonstrated improvement in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) patients in placebo controlled trials. However, IVIG is also much more expensive than ...

    Authors: Gord Blackhouse, Kathryn Gaebel, Feng Xie, Kaitryn Campbell, Nazila Assasi, Jean-Eric Tarride, Daria O'Reilly, Colin Chalk, Mitchell Levine and Ron Goeree

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:14

    Content type: Research

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  42. In countries with scarce specialized Human resource for health, patients are usually referred. The other alternative has been mobilizing specialists, clinical specialist outreach. This study examines whether c...

    Authors: Yibeltal A Kifle and Tilahun H Nigatu

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:13

    Content type: Research

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  43. A quality improvement collaborative (QIC) in the Dutch long-term care sector (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home care) used evidence-based prevention methods to reduce the incidence and prevalence...

    Authors: Peter Makai, Marc Koopmanschap, Roland Bal and Anna P Nieboer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:11

    Content type: Research

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