Manuel Ridao

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The objective of the study was to assess varicella epidemiology and the cost of disease in Spain, in order to perform a cost benefit analysis of universal vaccination at 15 months of age. Epidemiological data were obtained from a survey of 150 children with varicella, from hospitalizations and from the Spanish literature. A Markov decision tree was designed(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypertension is a leading global risk factor for the burden of cardiovascular disease. Data about changes in hypertension control are important to set intervention priorities. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies to determine the control of hypertension in Spain over the past decade. METHODS A search of(More)
BACKGROUND While the benefits or otherwise of early hip fracture repair is a long-running controversy with studies showing contradictory results, this practice is being adopted as a quality indicator in several health care organizations. The aim of this study is to analyze the association between early hip fracture repair and in-hospital mortality in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the economic effect in terms of health costs of alcohol abuse in Spain. DESIGN The most up-to-date available, secondary sources of information were used. The period for the costs calculation was a natural year, with the prices adjusted to pesetas in 1996. The focus was based on the prevalence of cases per period. All the information(More)
BACKGROUND We examined sponsorship of published cost-effectiveness analyses of statin use for cardiovascular (CV) prevention, and determined whether the funding source is associated with study conclusions. METHODS AND FINDINGS We searched PubMed/MEDLINE (up to June 2011) to identify cost-effectiveness analyses of statin use for CV prevention reporting(More)
BACKGROUND Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) has been promoted as an important research methodology for determining the efficiency of healthcare technology and guiding medical decision-making. Our aim was to characterize the collaborative patterns of CEA conducted over the past two decades in Spain. METHODS AND FINDINGS A systematic analysis was carried(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE An important input to decision-making and health planning is a consistent and comparative description of the population health status. The purpose of this study was to describe the burden of disease in the Region of Valencia (Spain). MATERIAL AND METHODS Disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were calculated and divided into years(More)
BACKGROUND Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a commonly diagnosed neuropsychiatric disorder in childhood, but the frequency of the condition is not well established in many countries. The aim of the present study was to quantify the overall prevalence of ADHD among children and adolescents in Spain by means of a systematic review and(More)
BACKGROUND Different opinion documents point to a patient age of under five years as a relative contraindication to specific immunotherapy, arguing that this age group has a greater risk of developing anaphylaxis, and that specially trained personnel are needed to deal with the problem if it occurs. However, insufficient evidence exists to support such an(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the cost-effectiveness analyses of medications launched in Spain for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. MATERIAL AND METHODS Systematic review of the literature without meta-analysis. A search was made in, PubMed/MEDLINE, SCOPUS, databases of the Centre for Reviews and(More)