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Gout in the UK and Germany: prevalence, comorbidities and management in general practice 2000–2005
Objective: To investigate and compare the prevalence, comorbidities and management of gout in practice in the UK and Germany. Methods: A retrospective analysis of patients with gout, identifiedExpand
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Principles of good practice for budget impact analysis: report of the ISPOR Task Force on good research practices--budget impact analysis.
OBJECTIVES There is growing recognition that a comprehensive economic assessment of a new health-care intervention at the time of launch requires both a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and a budgetExpand
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Interpreting indirect treatment comparisons and network meta-analysis for health-care decision making: report of the ISPOR Task Force on Indirect Treatment Comparisons Good Research Practices: part 1.
Evidence-based health-care decision making requires comparisons of all relevant competing interventions. In the absence of randomized, controlled trials involving a direct comparison of allExpand
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Systematic review: Effects, design choices, and context of pay-for-performance in health care
BackgroundPay-for-performance (P4P) is one of the primary tools used to support healthcare delivery reform. Substantial heterogeneity exists in the development and implementation of P4P in healthExpand
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A real-life prospective health economic study of elective single embryo transfer versus two-embryo transfer in first IVF/ICSI cycles.
BACKGROUND We analysed the difference in maternal, neonatal and total costs after single (SET) versus double day 3 embryo transfer (DET). METHODS We performed a two-centre prospective study ofExpand
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Effectiveness of a community pharmacist intervention in diabetes care: a randomized controlled trial
What is known and Objective:  There is little evidence from well‐designed randomized controlled trials of the impact of community pharmacist intervention on the clinical management of patients withExpand
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Effectiveness of pharmacist intervention for asthma control improvement
Education on optimal medication use is an essential strategy to improve asthma control. The current authors investigated whether pharmacist interventions, focused on appropriate use of asthmaExpand
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Clinical and economic outcomes in critically ill patients with nosocomial catheter-related bloodstream infections.
BACKGROUND Central venous catheters are universally used during the treatment of critically ill patients. Their use, however, is associated with a substantial infection risk, potentially leading toExpand
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3D-printing techniques in a medical setting: a systematic literature review
This paper summarizes the literature on surgical 3D-printing applications used on patients, with a focus on reported clinical and economic outcomes. Expand
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Current methodological issues in the economic assessment of personalized medicine.
There is a need for methodological scrutiny in the economic assessment of personalized medicine. In this article, we present a list of 10 specific issues that we argue pose specific methodologicalExpand
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