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Economic Evaluation in Child Health

Economic Evaluation in Child Health

by Wendy Ungar


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ISBN-13: 9780199547494
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/01/2010
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Wendy Ungar MSc, PhD is a Senior Scientist in Child Health Evaluative Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada, an Associate Professor in Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Ungar is the University of Toronto Program Director for the International Masters in Health Technology Assessment & Management (Ulysses program) and has held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator career award.
Dr. Ungar leads a program of research in the application of health economic methods to the paediatric population and also investigates the relationship between policies governing access to prescription medicines and health outcomes in children. Dr. Ungar and her research team created and maintain the PEDE database (, a popular on-line health technology assessment tool for examining health economic evidence in children.

Table of Contents

1. The uniqueness of child health and challenges to measuring costs and consequences, Wendy J. Ungar & Andreas Gerber
2. The reliability and validity of children's and adolescents' self-reported health, Katherine Bevans & Christopher B. Forrest
3. Incorporating caregiver and family effects in economic evaluations of child health, Werner B.F. Brouwer, N. Job A. van Exel & J. Mick Tilford
4. Measurement of health utilities in children, Lillian Sung, Stavrous Petrou & Wendy J. Ungar
5. The use of value of information methods in the design and evaluation of clinical trials, Andrew R Willan
6. Economic evaluations of newborn screening, Scott D. Grosse
7. Economic evaluation in child protection: what are the special challenges? Part 1. Economic evaluation in child protection, Kim Dalziel, Leonie Segal & Julie Ratcliffe
Economic evaluation in child protection: what are the special challenges? Part 2. Economic evaluation in child welfare, E. Michael Foster
Economic evaluation in child protection: what are the special challenges? Part 3. Economic evaluation in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Y. Ingrid Goh, Gideon Koren & Wendy J. Ungar
8. Obstacles to the economic evaluation of specialist child and adolescent mental health services, Sarah Byford
9. Is more aggressive treatment of pediatric traumatic brain injury worth it?, J. Mick Tilford & Ali I. Raja
10. Economic evaluations in the management of paediatric asthma, Jonathan D. Campbell & Sean D. Sullivan
11. Economic evaluation of childhood vaccines, Damian G Walker, Philippe Beutels & Raymond Hutubessy
12. Economic evaluation of dengue prevention, Donald S. Shepard & Jose A. Suaya
Using Evidence for Decision-Making
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 & David B. Evans
14. Evidence-based decision-making in child health: the role of clinical research and economic evaluation, Gillian Currie, Sarah Curtis & Terry Klassen
15. Should health gains by children be given the same value as health gains by adults in an economic evaluation framework?, Stavros Petrou
16. Health technology assessment in child health, Vania Costa & Wendy J. Ungar

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