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Economic Evaluation in Child Health

Wendy Ungar


As the conduct of health economic evaluations to inform health budget decision-making becomes more common, the special challenges of measuring costs and health consequences in children, from neonate to adolescent, have become increasingly evident. It is imperative that these challenges be considered so that high quality child health evidence may be generated and this population can be included in evidence-based allocation decisions. This book is divided into three sections: Methods, Applications, and Using evidence for decision-making, with chapters contributed by international experts. The Me ... More

Keywords: child health, economic evaluation, methods, costs, health outcomes, proxy measurement, utility, quality of life, decision-making

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199547494
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Ungar, editor
Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 1 Methods

Chapter 3 Incorporating caregiver and family effects in economic evaluations of child health

Werner B.F. Brouwer, N. Job A. van Exel, and J. Mick Tilford

Chapter 4 Measurement of health utilities in children

Lillian Sung, Stavros Petrou, and Wendy J. Ungar

Part 2 Applications

Chapter 11 Economic evaluation of childhood vaccines

Damian G. Walker, Philippe Beutels, and Raymond Hutubessy

Chapter 12 Economic evaluation of dengue prevention

Donald S. Shepard and Jose A. Suaya

Part 3 Using evidence for decision-making

Chapter 13 Economic evaluations of interventions for children in the developing world: The WHO-CHOICE approach

Tessa Tan-Torres Edejer, Moses Aikins, Robert Black, Lara Wolfson, Raymond Hutubessy, and David B. Evans

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