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  1. Content type: Research

    Asthma is a chronic lung disease in which recurrent asthma symptoms create a substantial burden to individuals and their families. At the same time the economic burden associated with asthma is considerable.

    Authors: Daniëlle CM Willems, Manuela A Joore, Johannes JE Hendriks, Emiel FM Wouters and Johan L Severens

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:10

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    In a period when a public-private mix in Greece is under consideration and hospital budgets become restrained, economic assessment is important for rational decision making. The study aimed to estimate the hos...

    Authors: Mary Geitona, Magdalini Hatzikou, Zoi Hatzistamatiou, Aggeliki Anastasiadou and T D Theodoratou

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:9

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    In the quest for public and private resources, prevention continues to face a difficult challenge in obtaining tangible public and political support. This may be partly because the economic evidence in favour ...

    Authors: David LB Schwappach, Till A Boluarte and Marc Suhrcke

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:5

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  4. Content type: Research

    To estimate the prevalence of minor depression among US adults with diabetes, health care resource utilization, and expenditures by people with diabetes with and without minor depression.

    Authors: Lori Nichols, Phoebe L Barton, Judith Glazner and Marianne McCollum

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:4

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  5. Content type: Research

    There is a high and rising prevalence of cardiovascular risk in sub-Saharan Africa, a development typical for countries in epidemiological transition. Contrary to recommendations in treatment guidelines, medic...

    Authors: Bjarne Robberstad, Yusuf Hemed and Ole F Norheim

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:3

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  6. Content type: Review

    Osteoporosis creates brittle bones susceptible to fracture, with resulting high levels of morbidity and mortality. Poor access to bone densitometry services for the residents of North Wales led to the Welsh As...

    Authors: Robert L Atenstaedt, Sandra Payne, Richard Roberts, Ian Russell, Daphne Russell and Rhiannon Tudor Edwards

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2007 5:1

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  7. Content type: Research

    Given the size of the HIV epidemic in South Africa and other developing countries, scaling up antiretroviral treatment (ART) represents one of the key public health challenges of the next decade. Appropriate p...

    Authors: Susan M Cleary, Di McIntyre and Andrew M Boulle

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:20

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    Depression is among the major contributors to worldwide disease burden and adequate modelling requires a framework designed to depict real world disease progression as well as its economic implications as clos...

    Authors: Agathe Le Lay, Nicolas Despiegel, Clément François and Gérard Duru

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:19

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  9. Content type: Research

    Diabetes is often associated with complications and comorbidities. The purpose of this research is to compare medical resources used by patients with the following diagnoses: diabetes mellitus (DM), diabetic n...

    Authors: Trong K Le, Stephen L Able and Maureen J Lage

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:18

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  10. Content type: Research

    Little is known about cost implications of anemia and its association with mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This claims analysis addresses these questions.

    Authors: Michael T Halpern, Marya D Zilberberg, Jordana K Schmier, Edmund C Lau and Andrew F Shorr

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:17

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  11. Content type: Research

    One of the United States' national health objectives for 2010 is that 95% of children aged <6 years participate in fully operational population-based immunization information systems (IIS). Despite important p...

    Authors: Diana L Bartlett, Noelle-Angelique M Molinari, Ismael R Ortega-Sanchez and Gary A Urquhart

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:15

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  12. Content type: Research

    The objective of this paper is to estimate the amount of cost-savings to the Australian health care system from implementing an evidence-based clinical protocol for diagnosing emergency patients with suspected...

    Authors: Elena V Gospodarevskaya, Stacy K Goergen, Anthony H Harris, Thomas Chan, John F de Campo, Rory Wolfe, Eng T Gan, Michael B Wheeler and John McKay

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:12

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  13. Content type: Research

    Public-private partnerships (PPP) could be effective in scaling up services. We estimated cost and cost-effectiveness of different PPP arrangements in the provision of tuberculosis (TB) treatment, and the fina...

    Authors: Edina Sinanovic and Lilani Kumaranayake

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:11

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  14. Content type: Research

    Hyponatremia is a disorder of fluid and electrolyte balance characterized by a relative excess of body water relative to body sodium content. It is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in clinical ...

    Authors: Audra Boscoe, Clark Paramore and Joseph G Verbalis

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:10

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  15. Content type: Methodology

    National and international policy makers have been increasing their focus on developing strategies to enable poor countries achieve the millennium development goals. This requires information on the costs of d...

    Authors: Benjamin Johns, Taghreed Adam and David B Evans

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:8

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  16. Content type: Review

    Demographic projections suggest a major increase in non-communicable disease (NCD) mortality over the next two decades in developing countries. In a climate of scarce resources, policy-makers need to know whic...

    Authors: Jo-Ann Mulligan, Damian Walker and Julia Fox-Rushby

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:7

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  17. Content type: Research

    In most countries of the sub-Saharan Africa, health care needs have been increasing due to emerging and re-emerging health problems. However, the supply of health care resources to address the problems has bee...

    Authors: Eyob Zere, Thomas Mbeeli, Kalumbi Shangula, Custodia Mandlhate, Kautoo Mutirua, Ben Tjivambi and William Kapenambili

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:5

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  18. Content type: Research

    Coxibs are claimed to be cost-effective drugs and reduced prescription of gastroprotective agents is assumed to be one of their major benefits. Real life prescription of these drugs may be substantially differ...

    Authors: Giulio Formoso, Angelo Menna, Claudio Voci, Andrea Violante and Nicola Magrini

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    In the English NHS, Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) are required to commission health services, to maximise the well-being of the population, subject to the available budget. There are numerous techniques employed ...

    Authors: Edward CF Wilson, John Rees and Richard J Fordham

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:3

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  20. Content type: Research

    This paper estimates the cost-effectiveness of five interventions that could counter injuries in lower and middle income countries(LMICs): better traffic enforcement, erecting speed bumps, promoting helmets fo...

    Authors: David M Bishai and Adnan A Hyder

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2006 4:2

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  21. Content type: Research

    This study was designed to quantify the resources used in reestablishing contact with women who missed their scheduled cervical cancer screening visits and to assess the success of this effort in reducing loss...

    Authors: Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Lynette E Denny, Michelle De Souza, Thomas C Wright Jr, Louise Kuhn and Sue J Goldie

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:11

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  22. Content type: Research

    The study aims to investigate whether laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is a cost-effective strategy for managing gallbladder-stone disease compared to the conventional open cholecystectomy(OC) in a Thai setting.

    Authors: Yot Teerawattananon and Miranda Mugford

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:10

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  23. Content type: Research

    The Government of Ghana has been implementing various health sector reforms (e.g. user fees in public health facilities, decentralization, sector-wide approaches to donor coordination) in a bid to improve effi...

    Authors: Daniel Osei, Selassi d'Almeida, Melvill O George, Joses M Kirigia, Ayayi Omar Mensah and Lenity H Kainyu

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:9

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  24. Content type: Research

    The use of neonatal screening for cystic fibrosis is widely debated in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, but the evidence available to inform policy is limited. This paper explores the cost-effectiveness of ad...

    Authors: Neil Simpson, Rob Anderson, Franco Sassi, Alexandra Pitman, Peter Lewis, Karen Tu and Heather Lannin

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:8

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  25. Content type: Research

    From a health care provider prospective, to assess the cost-effectiveness of four Antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens given in addition to voluntary counselling and testing (VCT) for preventing mother-to-chi...

    Authors: Yot Teerawattananon, Theo Vos, Viroj Tangcharoensathien and Miranda Mugford

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:7

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  26. Content type: Research

    Identifying new approaches to tuberculosis treatment that are effective and put less demand to meagre health resources is important. One such approach is community based direct observed treatment (DOT). The pu...

    Authors: Eliud Wandwalo, Bjarne Robberstad and Odd Morkve

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:6

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  27. Content type: Review

    Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder that is associated with broad functional impairment among both children and adults. The purpose of this paper is to review and summarize ava...

    Authors: Louis S Matza, Clark Paramore and Manishi Prasad

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:5

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  28. Content type: Research

    For patients with mild hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection, this study compared estimates of total costs associated with managing cases under a policy of mandatory hospitalization in the Republic of Kazakhstan a...

    Authors: Abdiaziz S Yassin, Michael Favorov, Edmond Maes, Ramses Sadek, Aliya Jumagulova, Victor Merker, Tatiana Surdina and Terence Chorba

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    Hypertension is among the most common chronic condition in middle-aged and older adults. Approximately 50 million Americans are currently diagnosed with this condition, and more than $18.7 billion is spent on ...

    Authors: G John Chen, Luigi Ferrucci, William P Moran and Marco Pahor

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2005 3:2

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  30. Content type: Research

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a chronic incapacitating illness that affects between 400,000 and 800,000 Americans. Despite the disabling nature of this illness, scant research has addressed the economic im...

    Authors: Kenneth J Reynolds, Suzanne D Vernon, Ellen Bouchery and William C Reeves

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2004 2:4

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  31. Content type: Research

    Health organizations the world over are required to set priorities and allocate resources within the constraint of limited funding. However, decision makers may not be well equipped to make explicit rationing ...

    Authors: Craig Mitton and Cam Donaldson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2004 2:3

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  32. Content type: Research

    To reduce the likelihood of complications in persons with type 2 diabetes, it is critical to control hyperglycaemia. Monotherapy with metformin or insulin secretagogues may fail to sustain control after an ini...

    Authors: Alexandra J Ward, Maribel Salas, J Jaime Caro and David Owens

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2004 2:2

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  33. Content type: Research

    Several studies carried out to establish the relative preference of cost-effectiveness of interventions and severity of disease as criteria for priority setting in health have shown a strong preference for sev...

    Authors: Lydia Kapiriri, Trude Arnesen and Ole Frithjof Norheim

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2004 2:1

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  34. Content type: Methodology

    Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) is potentially an important aid to public health decision-making but, with some notable exceptions, its use and impact at the level of individual countries is limited. A numbe...

    Authors: Raymond Hutubessy, Dan Chisholm and Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2003 1:8

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  35. Content type: Research

    The therapeutic effects of zinc and copper in reducing diarrheal morbidity have important cost implications. This health services research study evaluated the cost of treating a child with acute diarrhea in th...

    Authors: Archana B Patel, Leena A Dhande and Manwar S Rawat

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2003 1:7

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  36. Content type: Commentary

    In an informal address to the 4th International Conference on Priorities in Health (Oslo, 23 September 2002), Professor Jeffrey Sachs – Chairperson of the WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health – maintain...

    Authors: Daniel Wikler

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2003 1:5

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  37. Content type: Research

    Stroke is a major cause of death and long-term disability in Western societies and constitutes a major claim on health care budgets. Organising stroke care in a stroke service has recently been demonstrated to...

    Authors: Job van Exel, Marc A Koopmanschap, Jeroen DH van Wijngaarden and Wilma JM Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2003 1:2

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