Sargent P. Horwood

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A four-attribute health state classification system designed to uniquely categorize the health status of all individuals two years of age and over is presented. A social preference function defined over the health state classification system is required. Standard multi-attribute utility theory is investigated for the task, problems are identified and(More)
We evaluated the economic aspects of neonatal intensive care of very-low-birth-weight infants, using outcomes and costs of care before and after the introduction of a regional neonatal-intensive-care program. Neonatal intensive care increased both survival rates and costs. For newborns weighing 1000 to 1499 g, the cost (in 1978 Canadian dollars) was $59,500(More)
All very low-birth-weight infants live-born to residents of an urban southern Ontario county were studied before (1964 to 1969) and after (1973 to 1977) the introduction of neonatal intensive care. Mortality at hospital discharge decreased from 89.4% to 77.6% among infants whose birth weights were 500 to 999 gm and from 37.6% to 22.8% among infants with(More)
Within the past 15 years, regional neonatal-intensive-care programs have been introduced and have expanded rapidly. The efficacy of some of the individual interventions that constitute neonatal intensive care has been validated in randomized, controlled clinical trials. It is therefore generally assumed that neonatal-intensive-care programs that incorporate(More)
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