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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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