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Challenges In Valuing The Impact Of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Birmingham, United Kingdom – Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia are a global public health concern. Chlamydia can cause infertility and other reproductive tract problems in women. Health policy decision makers need to know which interventions they should prioritise to get the

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Bayesian Meta-Analysis Of Diverse Sources Of Evidence Can Expedite Health Technology Assessments

Leicester, United Kingdom – In health technology assessment, decisions about the availability of new health technologies within a national health service are largely based on effectiveness estimates. Variability in reported outcomes measured by alternative instruments, or extended follow-up time of clinical

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Valuing Rare Disease Medicines – We Can Do Better

London, United Kingdom – Many rare diseases, often severe and life-threatening, cannot be treated. The small numbers of patients affected make it time-consuming and costly to compile evidence about treatments. Organisations that pay for health care recognise that a special approach

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Posted in Brief Report, Value in Health

A Case Study Of Surrogate Outcomes For Overall Survival In The Treatment Of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Exeter, UK – Ideally, licensing and value-for-money policy decisions on medications should be based on clinical trials that show benefits to final patient health outcomes, such as overall survival.  In order to speed up the approval process, however, those decisions often

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Validating A Cardiovascular Risk Tool For Use In A Contemporary Diabetes Population

Cambridge, UK – Originally derived from a group of diabetes patients recruited from the 1970s to the 1990s, the UKPDS outcomes model is a widely-used risk tool for predicting cardiovascular outcomes, such as heart attack and stroke, in patients with diabetes.

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