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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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    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

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  3. Content type: Research

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Research

    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

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  6. Content type: Research

    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

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  7. Content type: Research

    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

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  8. Content type: Review

    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

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  9. Content type: Research

    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

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  10. Content type: Research

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Review

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Research

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Review

    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

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  17. Content type: Research

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Research

    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

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  20. Content type: Research

    The aim was to evaluate direct health care costs of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) and to calculate the cost-effectiveness ratio of closed fully collapsible plastic intravenous infusio...

    Authors: Rosanna Tarricone, Aleksandra Torbica, Fabio Franzetti and Victor D Rosenthal

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:8

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  21. Content type: Research

    A live-attenuated vaccine aimed at preventing herpes zoster (HZ) and its main complication, post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) is available in Europe for immunocompetent adults aged 50 years and more. The study obj...

    Authors: Lee Moore, Vanessa Remy, Monique Martin, Maud Beillat and Alistair McGuire

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:7

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  22. Content type: Research

    To estimate life years and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) lost and the economic burden of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) in the United Kingdom including healthcare and non-healthcare costs fro...

    Authors: Oliver Rivero-Arias, Alastair Gray and Jane Wolstenholme

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:6

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  23. Content type: Research

    While health outcomes of HIV/AIDS treatments in terms of increased longevity has been the subject of much research, there appears to be very limited research on the improved health related quality of life (HRQL) ...

    Authors: Bjarne Robberstad and Jan Abel Olsen

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    To test and further develop a healthcare policy and clinical decision support framework using growth hormone (GH) for Turner syndrome (TS) as a complex case study.

    Authors: Mireille M Goetghebeur, Monika Wagner, Hanane Khoury, Donna Rindress, Jean-Pierre Grégoire and Cheri Deal

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:4

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  25. Content type: Research

    Elevated blood pressure (BP) levels are common following acute stroke. However, there is considerable uncertainty if and when antihypertensive therapy should be initiated.

    Authors: Edward CF Wilson, Gary A Ford, Tom Robinson, Amit Mistri, Carol Jagger and John F Potter

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:3

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  26. Content type: Research

    The identification of safe and effective alternatives to blood transfusion is a public health priority. In sub-Saharan Africa, blood shortage is a cause of mortality and morbidity. Blood transfusion can also t...

    Authors: Carla Guerriero, John Cairns, Sudha Jayaraman, Ian Roberts, Pablo Perel and Haleema Shakur

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2010 8:1

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  27. Content type: Research

    Targeted outreach, counselling, and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are among the most cost-effective interventions aimed at ameliorating the burden of HIV/STIs. Since many new HIV infectio...

    Authors: Nisso Kasymova, Benjamin Johns and Benusrat Sharipova

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:19

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  28. Content type: Research

    Studies have found a positive effect of low/moderate alcohol consumption on wages. This has often been explained by referring to epidemiological research showing that alcohol has protective effects on certain ...

    Authors: Johan Jarl, Ulf G Gerdtham and Klara Hradilova Selin

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:17

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  29. Content type: Research

    Millions of children die every year in developing countries, from preventable diseases such as pneumonia and diarrhoea, owing to low levels of investment in child health. Investment efforts are hampered by a g...

    Authors: Lumbwe Chola and Bjarne Robberstad

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:16

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  30. Content type: Methodology

    One of the best-known performance planning and evaluation techniques utilising both monetary and non-monetary data is the Balanced Scorecard (BSC). This is a means of rationalising the global activity of a busine...

    Authors: Adriano Verzola, Roberto Bentivegna, Gianni Carandina, Lucio Trevisani, Pasquale Gregorio and Alberto Mandini

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:15

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  31. Content type: Editorial

    The journal Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Allocation (CERA) is now in its seventh year, and is an excellent example of how open access publishing can improve dissemination. Now the journal is through its infanc...

    Authors: Rob Baltussen, Arnab Acharya, Kathryn Antioch, Dan Chisholm, Richard Grieve, Joses Kirigia, Tessa Tan Torres-Edejer, Damian G Walker and David Evans

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:14

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  32. Content type: Research

    As the resource implications of expanding anti-retroviral therapy (ART) are likely to be large, there is a need to explore its cost-effectiveness. So far, there is no such information available from Ethiopia.

    Authors: Asfaw Demissie Bikilla, Degu Jerene, Bjarne Robberstad and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:13

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  33. Content type: Research

    To assess the practicality, validity and responsiveness of using each of two utility measures (the EQ-5D and SF-6D) to measure the benefits of alleviating knee pain.

    Authors: Garry R Barton, Tracey H Sach, Anthony J Avery, Michael Doherty, Claire Jenkinson and Kenneth R Muir

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:12

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  34. Content type: Research

    Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic, and costly illness that adversely impacts patients' lives and health care payer budgets. Cost comparisons of treatment regimens are, therefore, important to health care paye...

    Authors: Douglas E Faries, Allen W Nyhuis and Haya Ascher-Svanum

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:11

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  35. Content type: Research

    Chronic diseases, represented mainly by cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer, are increasing in developing countries and account for 53% of chronic diseases in Argentina. There is strong evidence that a red...

    Authors: Adolfo Rubinstein, Sebastián García Martí, Alberto Souto, Daniel Ferrante and Federico Augustovski

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:10

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  36. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to project health-economic outcomes relevant to the German setting for the addition of pioglitazone to existing treatment regimens in patients with type 2 diabetes, evidence of macrov...

    Authors: Werner A Scherbaum, Gordon Goodall, Katrina M Erny-Albrecht, Massimo Massi-Benedetti, Erland Erdmann and William J Valentine

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:9

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  37. Content type: Research

    Panic disorder affects many people, is associated with a formidable disease burden, and imposes costs on society. The annual influx of new cases of panic disorder is substantial. From the public health perspec...

    Authors: Filip Smit, Godelief Willemse, Peter Meulenbeek, Marc Koopmanschap, Anton van Balkom, Philip Spinhoven and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:8

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  38. Content type: Research

    There is a large body of literature evaluating the impact of various nutrients of eggs and their dietary cholesterol content on health conditions. There is also literature on the costs of each condition associ...

    Authors: Jordana K Schmier, Leila M Barraj and Nga L Tran

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:7

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  39. Content type: Research

    Malaria in Zambia accounts for about 4 million clinical cases and 8 000 deaths annually. Artemether-lumefantrine (ACT), a relatively expensive drug, is being used as first line treatment of uncomplicated malar...

    Authors: Pascalina Chanda, Marianela Castillo-Riquelme and Felix Masiye

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:5

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  40. Content type: Research

    Schizophrenia is often a persistent and costly illness that requires continued treatment with antipsychotics. Differences among antipsychotics on efficacy, safety, tolerability, adherence, and cost have cost-e...

    Authors: Nicolas M Furiak, Haya Ascher-Svanum, Robert W Klein, Lee J Smolen, Anthony H Lawson, Robert R Conley and Steven D Culler

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:4

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  41. Content type: Research

    Knowledge of treatment cost is essential in assessing cost effectiveness in healthcare. Evidence of the potential impact of implementing available interventions against childhood illnesses in developing countr...

    Authors: Philip Ayieko, Angela O Akumu, Ulla K Griffiths and Mike English

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:3

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