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  1. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    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 2021 19:30

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  2. Screening program tend to recognized patients in their early stage and consequently improve health outcomes. Cost-effectiveness of the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening program has been scarcely studie...

    Authors: Rajabali Daroudi, Omid Shafe, Jamal Moosavi, Javad Salimi, Yahya Bayazidi, Mohammad Reza Zafarghandi, Majid Maleki, Majid Moini, Pezhman Farshidmehr and Parham Sadeghipour

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:29

    Content type: Research

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  3. Diseases have undeniable effects on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). Chronic diseases, in particular, limit the productive potentials and HRQoL of individuals. EQ-5D is a very popular generic instrument...

    Authors: Ali Akbari Sari, Fereshteh Karimi, Zahra Emrani, Hojjat Zeraati, Alireza Olyaeemanesh and Rajabali Daroudi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:28

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  4. The preferences of citizens are a basic element to incorporate into the decision-making process when planning health policies. Contingent valuation (CV) is a common method for calculating the value for citizen...

    Authors: Jesús Martín-Fernández, Ángel López-Nicolás, Juan Oliva-Moreno, Héctor Medina-Palomino, Elena Polentinos-Castro and Gloria Ariza-Cardiel

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:27

    Content type: Research

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  5. The detection of thyroid cancer has rapidly increased over last few decades without an increase in disease specific mortality. Several studies claim that the diagnose of thyroid nodules through routine ultraso...

    Authors: Linda Karrer, Shixuan Zhang, Thomas Kühlein and Peter L. Kolominsky-Rabas

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:26

    Content type: Research

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  6. The objective of this Markov model lifetime cost-effectiveness analysis was to evaluate a new medical device technology which minimizes redo colonoscopies on the outcomes of cost, quality of life, and aversion...

    Authors: Jeffrey Voigt, Michael Mosier and Ian M. Gralnek

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:25

    Content type: Research

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  7. Among people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis, sub-optimal fluid management has been linked with hospitalisation, cardiovascular complications and death. This study assessed the cost-effectiveness...

    Authors: Elisabet Jacobsen, Moira Cruickshank, David Cooper, Angharad Marks, Miriam Brazzelli and Graham Scotland

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:24

    Content type: Research

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  8. Parenting programs can be economically attractive interventions for improving the mental health of both parents and their children. Few attempts have been made to analyse the value of children’s and parent’s o...

    Authors: Camilla Nystrand, Filipa Sampaio, Jeffrey S. Hoch, Fatumo Osman and Inna Feldman

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:23

    Content type: Research

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  9. To estimate the cost -utility of imrecoxib compared with diclofenac, as well as the addition of a proton pump inhibitor to both two treatment strategies, for patients with osteoarthritis, from a Chinese health...

    Authors: Xueshan Sun, Xuemei Zhen, Xiaoqian Hu, Yuanyuan Li, ShuYan Gu, Yuxuan Gu, Zixuan Zhao, Wei Yang and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:22

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  10. Uganda is in discussions to introduce a national health insurance scheme. However, there is a paucity of information on household preferences and willingness to pay for health insurance attributes that may gui...

    Authors: Edward Kalyango, Rornald Muhumuza Kananura and Elizabeth Ekirapa Kiracho

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:21

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  11. Certification of multidisciplinary tumor centers is nowadays seen as the gold standard in modern oncological therapy for optimization and realization of guideline-based therapy and better outcomes. Single case...

    Authors: Ali Modabber, Daniel Schick, Evgeny Goloborodko, Florian Peters, Marius Heitzer, Anna Bock, Kristian Kniha, Frank Hölzle, Elke M. Schreiber and Stephan Christian Möhlhenrich

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:20

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  12. Microdiscectomy is the most commonly performed spine surgery and the first transitioning for outpatient settings. However, this transition was never studied, in what comes to cost-utility assessment. According...

    Authors: Daniela Linhares, João A. Fonseca, Manuel Ribeiro da Silva, Filipe Conceição, António Sousa, Bernardo Sousa-Pinto and Nuno Neves

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:19

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  13. To estimate the resource gap in the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) monitoring for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

    Authors: Seth Rowley, Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, Jerald P. Radich, Ann Kim Novakowski, Irina Usherenko and Joseph B. Babigumira

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:18

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  14. Oral cholera vaccines (OCV) have been recommended as additional measures for the prevention of cholera. However, little is known about the cost-effectiveness of OCV use in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in r...

    Authors: Patrick G. Ilboudo, Martin A. Mengel, Bradford D. Gessner, Bagrey Ngwira, Philippe Cavailler and Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:17

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  15. Former socialist countries have undergone a socio-economic transition in recent decades. New challenges for the healthcare system have arisen in the transition economy, leading to demands for better management...

    Authors: Nomin Amgalan, Jwa-Seop Shin, Seung-Hee Lee, Oyungoo Badamdorj, Oyungerel Ravjir and Hyun Bae Yoon

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:16

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  16. Saving blood products is an important public health issue especially in developing countries with limited financial resources. We aimed to suggest a new hypothetical model to make a change in the current blood...

    Authors: Sezaneh Haghpanah, Shima Miladi, Ali Zamani, Ali Mohammad Keshtvarz Hesam Abadi, Marjan Gholami and Maryam Gholami

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:15

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  17. Inappropriate prescriptions can lead to adverse consequences for patients. It also imposes excessive cost on the patients, payers and health systems. The current study aimed at estimating the rate of inappropr...

    Authors: Zahra Kavosi, Abouzar Sadeghi, Farhad Lotfi, Hedayat Salari and Mohsen Bayati

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:14

    Content type: Research

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  18. The ISPOR Special Task Force (STF) on US Value Assessment Frameworks was agnostic about exactly how to implement the quality-adjusted life year (QALY) as a key element in an overall cost-effectiveness evaluat...

    Authors: Bernarda Zamora, Louis P. Garrison, Aig Unuigbe and Adrian Towse

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:13

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  19. While evidence-based recommendations for the management pneumonia in under-5-year-olds at the community level with amoxicillin dispersible tablets (DT) were made by the World Health Organisation, initiatives t...

    Authors: Charles E. Okafor, Obinna I. Ekwunife and Sabina O. Nduaguba

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:12

    Content type: Research

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  20. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in China. Amplification of the Human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2) gene is present and overexpressed in 18–20% of breast cancers and histori...

    Authors: Qiaoping Xu, Li Yuanyuan, Zhu Jiejing, Liu Jian, Li Qingyu, Chen Lingya, Luo Ying, Shi Changchen, Li Yangling and Yan Wei

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:11

    Content type: Research

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  21. Poor availability and unaffordability of key access antibiotics may increase antimicrobial resistance in the community by promoting inappropriate antibiotic selection and abridged therapy compliance.

    Authors: Zikria Saleem, Hamid Saeed, Zunaira Akbar, Amna Saeed, Saleha Khalid, Laiba Farrukh, Aleena Irfan, Azka Anam, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Huma Rasheed and Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:10

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  22. Smoking in one of the most serious public health problems. It is well known that it constitutes a major risk factor for chronic diseases and the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Due to high preval...

    Authors: Raquel Cobos-Campos, Javier Mar, Antxon Apiñaniz, Arantza Sáez de Lafuente, Naiara Parraza, Felipe Aizpuru and Gorka Orive

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:9

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  23. This study had a threefold aim: to test the value of stakeholder involvement in HTA to reduce evidence gaps and interpret findings; and to assess a medical device by applying the EUnetHTA Core Model (CM) in So...

    Authors: Debjani Mueller, Robert C. Pattinson, Tsakane M. Hlongwane, Reinhard Busse and Dimitra Panteli

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:8

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  24. Determining the cost-effectiveness thresholds for healthcare interventions has been a severe challenge for policymakers, especially in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to estimate the cost pe...

    Authors: Rajabali Daroudi, Ali Akbari Sari, Azin Nahvijou and Ahmad Faramarzi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:7

    Content type: Research

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  25. Global concerns regarding the significant burden of non-communicable diseases and injuries (NCDIs) exist from both public health and economic perspectives. Our research focuses on the reduction of fatal risks ...

    Authors: Negar Mirzaee, Amirhossein Takian, Farshad Farzadfar, Rajabali Daroudi, Ali Kazemi Karyani and Ali Akbari Sari

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Syphilis, together with other sexually transmitted infections, remains a global public health problem that is far from controlled. People deprived of liberty are a vulnerable population. Control activities in ...

    Authors: Carla Castillo-Laborde, Pedro Gajardo, Manuel Nájera-De Ferrari, Isabel Matute, Macarena Hirmas-Adauy, Pablo Aguirre, Héctor Ramírez, Daniel Ramírez and Ximena Aguilera

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:5

    Content type: Research

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  27. This study aims to analyse the relative importance of the health care sector (health care activities and services), its interrelations with the rest of productive activities, aggregate supply and demand, emplo...

    Authors: Pedro Gutiérrez-Hernández and Ignacio Abásolo-Alessón

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:4

    Content type: Research

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  28. The limited health care resources cannot meet all the demands of the society. Thus, decision makers have to choose feasible interventions and reject the others. We aimed to collect and summarize the results of...

    Authors: Reza Hashempour, Behzad Raei, Majid Safaei Lari, Nasrin Abolhasanbeigi Gallezan and Ali AkbariSari

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:3

    Content type: Review

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  29. Cost effectiveness was a criterion used to revise Ethiopia’s essential health service package (EHSP) in 2019. However, there are few cost-effectiveness studies from Ethiopia or directly transferable evidence f...

    Authors: Getachew Teshome Eregata, Alemayehu Hailu, Karin Stenberg, Kjell Arne Johansson, Ole Frithjof Norheim and Melanie Y. Bertram

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:2

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  30. Different countries have set different policies to control and decrease the costs of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Iran was aiming to reduce the economic burden of different disease by a recent reform from n...

    Authors: Vahid Alipour, Hamed Zandian, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Leili Avesta and Telma Zahirian Moghadam

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2021 19:1

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  31. Mechanical ventilation services are an important driver of the high costs of intensive care. An optimal interaction between a patient and a ventilator is therefore paramount. Suboptimal interaction is present ...

    Authors: Lytske Bakker, Katerina Vaporidi, Jos Aarts and William Redekop

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:57

    Content type: Research

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  32. The purpose is to perform a cost effectiveness analysis amniotic membrane vs. topical medications in the use of treating dry eye disease. A cost effectiveness analysis comparing amniotic membrane + other topic...

    Authors: Jeffrey Voigt

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:56

    Content type: Research

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  33. Results of probabilistic sensitivity analyses (PSA) are frequently visualized as a scatterplot, which is limited through overdrawing and a lack of insight in relative density. To overcome these limitations, we...

    Authors: Joost W. Geenen, Rick A. Vreman, Cornelis Boersma, Olaf H. Klungel, Anke M. Hövels and Renske M. T. Ten Ham

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:54

    Content type: Methodology

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  34. Studying and monitoring the efficiency of primary health care centers has a special place in the health system. Although studies have been conducted in the field of efficiency in Iran, few have focused on rura...

    Authors: Saeed Mohammadpour, Javad Javan-Noughabi, Ali Vafaee Najar, Moharram Zangeneh, Shaghayegh Yousefi, Mojtaba Nouhi and Reza Jahangiri

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:53

    Content type: Research

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  35. EVapp (Emergency Volunteer Application) is a Belgian smartphone application that mobilizes volunteers to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation with publicly available automatic externa...

    Authors: Steven Vercammen and Esther Moens

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:52

    Content type: Research

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  36. Several governments apply the policy of external price referencing (EPR), which considers the prices of a medicine in one or more other countries for the purpose of setting the price in the own country. Differ...

    Authors: Sabine Vogler, Peter Schneider and Lena Lepuschütz

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:51

    Content type: Research

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  37. Lower-dose ceritinib (450 mg) once-daily with food was approved in 2018 in Hong Kong (HK) for first-line treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK +) advanced non-small cell lung canc...

    Authors: Herbert H. Loong, Carlos K. H. Wong, Linda K. S. Leung, Catherine P. K. Chan, Andrea Chang, Zheng-Yi Zhou, Jipan Xie and Meaghan Gibbs

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:50

    Content type: Research

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  38. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) using cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma is a high accurate test for prenatal screening for Down syndrome. Although it has been reported to be cost effective as a conti...

    Authors: L. Nshimyumukiza, J. A. Beaumont, F. Rousseau and D. Reinharz

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:49

    Content type: Research

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  39. The effect of tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy (T&A) on otitis media has been investigated, but there have been no reports of the relationship between T&A and medical services used in association with otitis m...

    Authors: Junhui Jeong, Jung Kyu Choi, Jae Sung Nam, Hyang Ae Shin, Jung Hyun Chang and Hyun Seung Choi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:48

    Content type: Research

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  40. Cost-effectiveness analysis provides a crucial means for evidence-informed decision-making on resource allocation. This study aims to elicit individuals' willingness to pay (WTP) for one additional quality-adj...

    Authors: Najmeh Moradi, Abraha Woldemichael, Parisa Malekian, Delnia Moradi Rotvandi and Satar Rezaei

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:47

    Content type: Research

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  41. During the past 20 years, Iran has been experiencing a significant increase in the occurrence of disasters mainly due to the emergence of anthropogenic climate change. This paper aims at analyzing the trend of...

    Authors: Hamed Seddighi and Sadegh Seddighi

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:46

    Content type: Research

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  42. Pharmacists hold to their promise to foster, implement and promote the health of the population and to prevent disease, given their knowledge, skills, and proximity to the locals. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Che-huei Lin, Ya-Wen Lin, Jong-yi Wang and Ming-hung Lin

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:45

    Content type: Commentary

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  43. To compare costs and outcomes following knee chondroplasty with Coblation versus mechanical shaver debridement (MSD) in patients with grade III articular cartilage lesions of the knee.

    Authors: Ayoade Adeyemi, Leo Nherera, Paul Trueman and Anil Ranawat

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:44

    Content type: Research

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  44. The implementation of public policies requires special attention from public authorities to ensure their transparency, effectiveness and efficiency. For this reason, efforts to evaluate the abovementioned poli...

    Authors: Krzysztof Kaczmarek and Piotr Romaniuk

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:43

    Content type: Review

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  45. Patients with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare, genetic neuromuscular disease, do not achieve key motor function milestones (e.g., sitting) and have short life expectancy in the absence of...

    Authors: Praveen Thokala, Matt Stevenson, Varun M. Kumar, Shijie Ren, Alexandra G. Ellis and Richard H. Chapman

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:41

    Content type: Research

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  46. Compared to other countries in the South Asia Nepal has seen a slow progress in the coverage of health insurance. Despite of a long history of the introduction of health insurance (HI) and a high priority of t...

    Authors: Chhabi Lal Ranabhat, Radha Subedi and Sujeet Karn

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:40

    Content type: Research

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  47. Cardiovascular diseases have the highest mortality rates and the costs for treatment are very high so far. Cardiovascular rehabilitation helps to reduce the risk of relapses or deterioration of cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Ondřej Gajdoš, Vojtěch Kamenský, Kristýna Doskočilová, Martina Caithamlová and Ivana Kubátová

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:39

    Content type: Research

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  48. the health service tariff is an appropriate policymaking tool and the financial leverage of the health system control which affects quality, availability, cost, efficiency, equity and accountability of health ...

    Authors: Ali Aboutorabi, Maryam Radinmanesh, Aziz rezapour, Mahnaz afshari and Ghasem taheri

    Citation: Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation 2020 18:38

    Content type: Research

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