Pieter H. M. van Baal

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A problem occurring in chronic disease modeling is the estimation of transition probabilities of moving from one state of a categorical risk factor to another. Transitions could be obtained from a cohort study, but often such data may not be available. However, under the assumption that transitions remain stable over time, age specific cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Preventing dementia has been proposed to increase population health as well as reduce the demand for health and social care. Our aim was to evaluate whether preventing dementia by promoting physical activity (PA) a) improves population health or b) reduces expenditure for both health and social care if one takes into account the additional demand(More)
Although many countries’ populations have experienced increasing life expectancy in recent decades, quality of life (QoL) trends in the general population have yet to be investigated. This paper investigates whether QoL changed for the general Dutch population over the period 2001–2008. A beta regression model was employed to address specific features of(More)
In the first phase of iDSI (2014-2016), Methods Working Groups were established to investigate three areas of economic evaluation for which additional methods guidance for analysts and policymakers in lowand middle-income countries was deemed particularly valuable. These linked directly to specific Principles for the practice of economic evaluation detailed(More)
This is an uncopyedited electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Diabetes Care. The American Diabetes Association, publisher of Diabetes Care, is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it by third parties. The definitive publisherauthenticated version will be available in(More)
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