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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research

    Children aged under five years with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in Africa and Asia have high mortality rates without effective treatment. Primary care-based treatment of SAM can have good outcomes but its ...

    Authors: Max O Bachmann

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:2

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    Communicable diseases are the leading causes of illness, deaths, and disability in sub-Saharan Africa. To address these threats, countries within the World Health Organization (WHO) African region adopted a re...

    Authors: Zana C Somda, Martin I Meltzer, Helen N Perry, Nancy E Messonnier, Usman Abdulmumini, Goitom Mebrahtu, Massambou Sacko, Kandioura Touré, Salimata Ouédraogo Ki, Tuoyo Okorosobo, Wondimagegnehu Alemu and Idrissa Sow

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2009 7:1

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  20. Content type: Research

    A great deal of international attention has been focussed recently on how much additional funding is required to scale up health interventions to meet global targets such as the Millennium Development Goals (M...

    Authors: Taghreed Adam, Steeve Ebener, Benjamin Johns and David B Evans

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:22

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  21. Content type: Research

    Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the main causes of disability worldwide, especially in persons >55 years of age. Currently, controversy remains about the best therapeutic alternative for this disease when evalua...

    Authors: Iris Contreras-Hernández, Joaquín F Mould-Quevedo, Rubén Torres-González, María Victoria Goycochea-Robles, Reyna Lizette Pacheco-Domínguez, Sergio Sánchez-García, Juan Manuel Mejía-Aranguré and Juan Garduño-Espinosa

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:21

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  22. Content type: Research

    Two TB control strategies appropriate for South Asia (a community-based DOTS [CBD] strategy and a family-based DOTS [FBD] strategy) have been shown to be effective in Nepal in meeting the global target for the...

    Authors: Tolib N Mirzoev, Sushil C Baral, Deepak K Karki, Andrew T Green and James N Newell

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:20

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  23. Content type: Review

    This paper aims to provide a critical and systematic review of the societal costs of air pollution-related ill health (CAP), to explore methodological issues that may be important when assessing or comparing C...

    Authors: Tanjima Pervin, Ulf-G Gerdtham and Carl Hampus Lyttkens

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:19

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  24. Content type: Research

    Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in Vietnam. The purpose of this study is to estimate the costs, in the first year post-injury, of non-fatal traumatic brain injury (...

    Authors: Hanh TM Hoang, Tran L Pham, Thuy TN Vo, Phuong K Nguyen, Christopher M Doran and Peter S Hill

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:17

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  25. Content type: Research

    The inequity caused by health financing in Vietnam, which mainly relies on out-of-pocket payments, has put pre-payment reform high on the political agenda. This paper reports on a study of the willingness to p...

    Authors: Curt Lofgren, Nguyen X Thanh, Nguyen TK Chuc, Anders Emmelin and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:16

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  26. Content type: Research

    This study aimed at providing information for priority setting in the health care sector of Zimbabwe as well as assessing the efficiency of resource use. A general approach proposed by the World Bank involving...

    Authors: Kristian Schultz Hansen and Glyn Chapman

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:14

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  27. Content type: Research

    Decisions regarding the allocation of available resources are a source of growing dissatisfaction for healthcare decision-makers. This dissatisfaction has led to increased interest in research on evidence-base...

    Authors: Francois Dionne, Craig Mitton, Neale Smith and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:13

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  28. Content type: Research

    Elderly injuries are a recognized public health concern and are due to two factors; osteoporosis and accidental falls. Several osteoporosis pharmaceuticals are considered cost-effective, but intervention progr...

    Authors: Pia Johansson, Siv Sadigh, Per Tillgren and Clas Rehnberg

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:11

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  29. Content type: Research

    Sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention programs can mitigate the health and economic burden of STIs. A tool to estimate the economic benefits of STI programs could prove useful to STI program personnel.

    Authors: Harrell W Chesson, Dayne Collins and Kathryn Koski

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:10

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  30. Content type: Research

    A number of recent findings imply that the value of a life saved, life-year (LY) saved or quality-adjusted life year (QALY) saved varies depending on the characteristics of the life, LY or QALY under considera...

    Authors: Duncan Mortimer and Leonie Segal

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:8

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  31. Content type: Research

    HIV/AIDS resource allocation decisions are influenced by political, social, ethical and other factors that are difficult to quantify. Consequently, quantitative models of HIV/AIDS resource allocation have had ...

    Authors: Arielle Lasry, Michael W Carter and Gregory S Zaric

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:7

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  32. Content type: Research

    We assessed the cost-effectiveness of adding a quadrivalent (6/11/16/18) human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to the current screening programme in the UK compared to screening alone.

    Authors: Shalini L Kulasingam, Steve Benard, Ruanne V Barnabas, Nathalie Largeron and Evan R Myers

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:4

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  33. Content type: Research

    We determined direct medical costs, overhead costs, societal costs, and personnel requirements for the provision of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to patients with AIDS in Haiti.

    Authors: Serena P Koenig, Cynthia Riviere, Paul Leger, Patrice Severe, Sidney Atwood, Daniel W Fitzgerald, Jean W Pape and Bruce R Schackman

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:3

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  34. Content type: Research

    In the face of the dual TB/HIV epidemic, the ProTEST Initiative was one of the first to demonstrate the feasibility of providing collaborative TB/HIV care for people living with HIV (PLWH) in poor settings. Th...

    Authors: Fern Terris-Prestholt, Lilani Kumaranayake, Rokaya Ginwalla, Helen Ayles, Ignatius Kayawe, Mary Hillery and Peter Godfrey-Faussett

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:2

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  35. Content type: Research

    To support health policy makers in setting priorities, quantifying the potential effects of tobacco control on the burden of disease is useful. However, smoking is related to a variety of diseases and the dyna...

    Authors: Rudolf T Hoogenveen, Pieter HM van Baal, Hendriek C Boshuizen and Talitha L Feenstra

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2008 6:1

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  36. Content type: Research

    This study compares the costs and effects of a regimen with ritonavir-boosted tipranavir (TPV/r) to a physician-selected genotypically-defined standard-of-care comparator protease inhibitor regimen boosted wit...

    Authors: Gijs AA Hubben, Jasper M Bos, Christa A Veltman-Starkenburg, Simon Stegmeijer, Henrik W Finnern, Bregt S Kappelhoff, Kit N Simpson, Andrea Tramarin and Maarten J Postma

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:15

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  37. Content type: Research

    The purpose of this study was to compare technical and scale efficiency of primary care centers from the two largest Greek providers, the National Health System (NHS) and the Social Security Foundation (IKA) a...

    Authors: Nick Kontodimopoulos, Giorgos Moschovakis, Vassilis H Aletras and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:14

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  38. Content type: Research

    Global resource needs estimation is a critical part of addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic. To generate these estimates knowledge of costs and cost structures is required. The evidence base for costs of HIV preve...

    Authors: Lorna Guinness, Lilani Kumaranayake and Kara Hanson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:13

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  39. Content type: Methodology

    Measurement of individuals' costs and outcomes in randomized trials allows uncertainty about cost effectiveness to be quantified. Uncertainty is expressed as probabilities that an intervention is cost effectiv...

    Authors: Max O Bachmann, Lara Fairall, Allan Clark and Miranda Mugford

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:12

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