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  1. The rate of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) continues to rise in South Korea. This study examined the association between changes in economic activity and CHE experiences in South Korea.

    Authors: Hyeon Ji Lee, Doo Woong Lee, Dong-Woo Choi, Sarah Soyeon Oh, Junhyun Kwon and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:36

    Content type: Research

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  2. Different classification of hospitals (COH) have an important impact on medical expenditures in China. The objective of this study is to examine the impact of COH on medical expenditures with the hope of provi...

    Authors: Lele Li, Tiantian Du and Yanping Hu

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:35

    Content type: Research

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  3. Globally, there is a consensus to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030, and one of the strategies to achieve this target is that 90% of people living with HIV should know their HIV status. Even if there is strong...

    Authors: Amanuel Yigezu, Senait Alemayehu, Shallo Daba Hamusse, Getachew Teshome Ergeta, Damen Hailemariam and Alemayehu Hailu

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:34

    Content type: Research

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  4. This study aimed to examine the cost-effectiveness of one-time standard endoscopic screening with Lugol’s iodine staining for esophageal cancer (EC) in China.

    Authors: Yuanyuan Li, Lingbin Du, Youqing Wang, Yuxuan Gu, Xuemei Zhen, Xiaoqian Hu, Xueshan Sun and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:33

    Content type: Research

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  5. This paper addresses the question of what a reasonable price for an orphan drug is. The research proposes a way to adjust an established payer/HTA body incremental cost-effectiveness threshold (CET) to take ac...

    Authors: Mikel Berdud, Michael Drummond and Adrian Towse

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:31

    Content type: Research

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  6. Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) and non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) are substantial contributors to morbidity and mortality of diseases including invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPDs), pneumon...

    Authors: Chun-Yi Lu, Ching-Hu Chung, Li-Min Huang, Eliza Kruger, Seng-Chuen Tan, Xu-Hao Zhang and Nan-Chang Chiu

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:30

    Content type: Research

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  7. Although the choice of the comparator is one of the aspects with a highest effect on the results of cost-effectiveness analyses, it is one of the less debated issues in international methodological guidelines....

    Authors: José Antonio Sacristán, José-María Abellán-Perpiñán, Tatiana Dilla, Javier Soto and Juan Oliva

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:29

    Content type: Commentary

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  8. When patient health state transition evidence is missing from clinical literature, analysts are inclined to make simple assumptions to complete the transition matrices within a health economic model. Our aim w...

    Authors: Zoltán Vokó, István Bitter, Beatrix Mersich, János Réthelyi, Anett Molnár, János G. Pitter, Árpád Götze, Margit Horváth, Kristóf Kóczián, Laura Fonticoli, Filippo Lelli and Bertalan Németh

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. Prior cost-effectiveness studies of post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) only compared conventional radiotherapy versus no radiotherapy and only considered tumor control. The goal of this study was to perform c...

    Authors: Yibo Xie, Beibei Guo and Rui Zhang

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:26

    Content type: Research

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  10. In recent decades, many countries have utilized public–private partnership (PPP) as a development initiative to reform their healthcare sectors. The present study examines the feasibility of implementing publi...

    Authors: Ahmad Sadeghi, Omid Barati, Peivand Bastani, Davood Daneshjafari and Masoud Etemadian

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:25

    Content type: Research

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  11. A cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) performed from July 2018 to March 2019 demonstrated the clinical impact of a community pharmacist delivered minor ailment service (MAS) compared with usual pharmaci...

    Authors: Sarah Dineen-Griffin, Constanza Vargas, Kylie A. Williams, Shalom I. Benrimoj and Victoria Garcia-Cardenas

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:24

    Content type: Research

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  12. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality with a very high burden in Africa. The risk of developing chronic infection is marked if the infection is acquired perinatally...

    Authors: Solomon Tessema Memirie, Hailemichael Desalegn, Mulugeta Naizgi, Mulat Nigus, Lisanu Taddesse, Yared Tadesse, Fasil Tessema, Meseret Zelalem and Tsinuel Girma

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:23

    Content type: Research

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  13. Nigeria health sector, like that of other sub-Saharan African countries, increasingly faces critical resource constraints. Thus, there is need to seek for ways of improving efficient use of scarce health resou...

    Authors: Henry E. Aloh, Obinna E. Onwujekwe, Obianuju G. Aloh and Chijioke J. Nweke

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:21

    Content type: Research

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  14. Building upon decades of continuous reforms, Iran has been implementing various initiatives to reach universal health coverage (UHC). Improving efficiency is a crucial intermediate policy objective for UHC. Th...

    Authors: Haniye Sadat Sajadi, Zahra Goodarzi, Amirhossein Takian, Efat Mohamadi, Alireza Olyaeemanesh, Farhad Hosseinzadeh Lotfi, Hamid Sharafi, Somayeh Noori Hekmat, Matthew Jowett and Reza Majdzadeh

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:20

    Content type: Research

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  15. Over 300,000 cataract operations are performed in Poland every year, and the most common, late complication of cataract removal surgery is posterior capsule opacification (PCO). The risk of PCO depends on the ...

    Authors: Monika Raulinajtys-Grzybek, Iwona Grabska-Liberek, Aleksandra Opala, Marta Słomka and Michał Chrobot

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:19

    Content type: Research

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  16. Health systems are under pressure to deliver more effective care without expansion of resources. This is particularly pertinent to diseases like chronic kidney disease (CKD) that are exacting substantial finan...

    Authors: Sameera Senanayake, Nicholas Graves, Helen Healy, Keshwar Baboolal and Sanjeewa Kularatna

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:18

    Content type: Review

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  17. Catastrophic health expenditures (CHE) are of concern to policy makers and can prevent individuals accessing effective health care services. The exposure of households to CHE is one of the indices used to eval...

    Authors: Leila Doshmangir, Mahmood Yousefi, Edris Hasanpoor, Behzad Eshtiagh and Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:17

    Content type: Review

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  18. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a significant global public health and economic burden. DR accounts for approximately 15–17% of all cases of total blindness in the USA and Europe. Telemedicine is a new interventi...

    Authors: Daniel Avidor, Anat Loewenstein, Michael Waisbourd and Amir Nutman

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:16

    Content type: Review

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  19. Since its inception in 2003, Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation journal has come a long way over the past 18 years. Possibly much longer than many of its contemporaries in the blossoming science of health...

    Authors: Mihajlo Jakovljevic, Klazien Matter-Walstra, Takuma Sugahara, Tarang Sharma, Vladimir Reshetnikov, Joav Merrick, Tetsuji Yamada, Sitaporn Youngkong and Joan Rovira

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:15

    Content type: Editorial

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  20. In health care interventions aimed at increased physical activity, the individual’s time spent on exercise is a substantial input. Time costs should therefore be considered in cost-effectiveness analyses. The ...

    Authors: Lars Hagberg, Stefan Lundqvist and Lars Lindholm

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:14

    Content type: Research

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  21. The 2014–2016 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the largest EVD outbreak recorded, which has triggered calls for investments that would facilitate an even earlier response. This study aims ...

    Authors: Klas Kellerborg, Werner Brouwer and Pieter van Baal

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:13

    Content type: Research

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  22. To investigate the long-term economic outcome of dapagliflozin versus metformin in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) whose diet and exercise have not provided sufficient glycemic control.

    Authors: Hua Nian, Xu Wan, Jing Ma, Fu Jie and Bin Wu

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:12

    Content type: Research

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  23. Decision-making in public health and health policy is complex and requires careful deliberation of many and sometimes conflicting normative and technical criteria. Several approaches and tools, such as multi-c...

    Authors: J. M. Stratil, R. Baltussen, I. Scheel, A. Nacken and E. A. Rehfuess

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:8

    Content type: Review

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  24. Anthracycline-treated childhood cancer survivors are at higher risk of cardiotoxicity, especially with cumulative doses received above 250 mg/m2. Dexrazoxane is the only option recommended for cardiotoxicity prev...

    Authors: Sarah Dewilde, Kevin Carroll, Emilia Nivelle and James Sawyer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:7

    Content type: Research

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  25. Please note that following publication of the original article [1], two errors have been flagged by the authors. Firstly, the article has been processed with the wrong article type: it is not a ‘Review’, but r...

    Authors: Ahmed D. Alatawi, Sayem Ahmed, Louis Niessen and Jahangir Khan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:6

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:17

  26. Surveillance imaging is used to detect local and/or distant recurrence following primary treatment of localised soft tissue sarcoma (STS), however evidence supporting optimal surveillance modality or frequency...

    Authors: Susie Bae, Jonathan Karnon, Glenis Crane, Taryn Bessen, Jayesh Desai, Phillip Crowe and Susan Neuhaus

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:5

    Content type: Research

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  27. Health Transformation Plan (HTP) was occurred in 2014 to improve access and equity and reduce out of pocket payments in Iranian Health Care System. In this regard the aim of this study is evaluating and rankin...

    Authors: Payam Shojaei, Najmeh bordbar, Arash Ghanbarzadegan, Maryam Najibi and Peivand Bastani

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:4

    Content type: Research

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  28. Forty-nine million people or 83 per cent of the entire population of 59 million rely on the public healthcare system in South Africa. Coupled with a shortage of medical professionals, high migration, inequalit...

    Authors: Victor Ngobeni, Marthinus C. Breitenbach and Goodness C. Aye

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:3

    Content type: Research

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  29. Pembrolizumab has been shown to improve overall survival (OS) and progression free survival (PFS) compared to ipilimumab in patients with ipilimumab-naïve advanced melanoma; however, there are no published dat...

    Authors: Herbert H. Loong, Carlos K. H. Wong, Linda K. S. Leung, S. C. Tan, Jason Jen, Mary Y. K. Lee, Raquel Aguiar-Ibáñez and Jingshu Wang

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:2

    Content type: Research

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  30. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a novel noninvasive treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. SBRT can achieve effective local control, but it requires a relatively high input of resources; this systema...

    Authors: Haiyin Wang, Chunlin Jin, Liang Fang, Hui Sun, Wendi Cheng and Shanlian HU

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:1

    Content type: Review

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  31. Equity in health financing as one main aspect of health equity plays an essential role on the path toward universal health coverage. Out of pocket payment (OOP), a source with high share to total health expend...

    Authors: Mohsen Bayati, Mohammad Hossein Mehrolhassani and Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  32. To conduct an indirect treatment comparison of patients with high-volume mHSPC and a cost analysis between Abi-ADT and Doc-ADT therapies in China.

    Authors: Xin Hu, Shuli Qu, Xingxing Yao, Chaoyun Li, Yanjun Liu and Jianye Wang

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:27

    Content type: Research

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  33. The World Health Organisation recommended dolutegravir (DTG)-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are available but not reimbursed through the public reimbursement system in China. The objective of this...

    Authors: Yogesh Suresh Punekar, Na Guo, Gabriel Tremblay, James Piercy, Tim Holbrook and Benjamin Young

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:26

    Content type: Research

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  34. There has been an increase in incidence and prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) outside the western countries. Treatment costs are an essential component for healthcare planning and priority setting...

    Authors: Yazed AlRuthia, Othman Alharbi, Abdulrahman M. Aljebreen, Nahla A. Azzam, Majid A. Almadi, Ohud H. Bahari, Khalid A. Almalki, Abdulaziz T. Atham, Ahmed S. Alanazi, Maria Saeed, Baraa HajkhderMullaissa, Mohammad Alsenaidy and Bander Balkhi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:25

    Content type: Research

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  35. Early in South Africa’s HIV response, donor-funded organizations directly provided HIV treatment through Comprehensive HIV Care, Management and Treatment sites (CCMTs), using their own and government staff. Fr...

    Authors: Naomi Lince-Deroche, Rahma Leuner, Gesine Meyer-Rath, Yogan Pillay and Lawrence Long

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:24

    Content type: Research

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  36. Tumor profiling is increasingly used in advanced cancer patients to define treatment options, especially in refractory cases where no standard treatment is available. Caris Molecular Intelligence (CMI) is a mu...

    Authors: Gilbert Spizzo, Uwe Siebert, Guenther Gastl, Andreas Voss, Klaus Schuster, Robert Leonard and Andreas Seeber

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:23

    Content type: Research

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  37. The variation in the impact of the 2008 reimbursement change for Norwegian radiology providers, depending on the travel times to private and public providers in different municipalities, was examined. The acti...

    Authors: Anastasia Mokienko

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:22

    Content type: Research

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  38. In the United States (US), congenital cytomegalovirus infection (cCMVi) is a major cause of permanent disabilities and the most common etiology of non-genetic sensorineural hearing loss. Evaluations of prevent...

    Authors: Aaron Lucas, Anushua Sinha, Karen B. Fowler, Deirdre Mladsi, Christine Barnett, Salome Samant and Laura Gibson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:21

    Content type: Research

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  39. In many countries, committees make priority-setting decisions in order to control healthcare costs. These decisions take into account relevant criteria, including clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, an...

    Authors: Leah Rand, Michael Dunn, Ingrid Slade, Sheela Upadhyaya and Mark Sheehan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:20

    Content type: Methodology

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  40. To estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of the use of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) therapy versus multiple daily injections (MDI) therapy in adult patients with type 1 di...

    Authors: Svetlana V. Doubova, Stephane Roze, Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Ricardo Gasca-Pineda, Casper Barsoe, Jonathan Baran, Brian Ichihara, Erick Gryzbowski, Kyla Jones and Juan E. Valencia

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:19

    Content type: Research

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  41. The assessment of hospital efficiency is attracting interest worldwide, particularly in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The objective of this study was to review the literature on public hospital eff...

    Authors: Ahmed Alatawi, Sayem Ahmed, Louis Niessen and Jahangir Khan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:17

    Content type: Review

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:6

  42. Hospital-acquired infections have not only gained increasing attention clinically, but also methodologically, as a time-varying exposure. While methods to appropriately estimate extra length of stay (LOS) have...

    Authors: Thomas Heister, Martin Wolkewitz, Philip Hehn, Jan Wolff, Markus Dettenkofer, Hajo Grundmann and Klaus Kaier

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:16

    Content type: Research

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  43. District hospitals (DHs) provide secondary level of healthcare to a wide range of population in Bangladesh. Efficient utilization of resources in these secondary hospitals is essential for delivering health se...

    Authors: Sayem Ahmed, Md. Zahid Hasan, Samia Laokri, Zerin Jannat, Mohammad Wahid Ahmed, Farzana Dorin, Veronica Vargas and Jahangir A. M. Khan

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:15

    Content type: Research

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  44. The article reports on the cost-effectiveness of the proactive, integrated primary care program Finding and Follow-up of Frail older persons (FFF) compared with usual primary care for community-dwelling frail old...

    Authors: Lotte Vestjens, Jane M. Cramm, Erwin Birnie and Anna P. Nieboer

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2019 17:14

    Content type: Research

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