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The burden and costs of chronic diseases in low-income and middle-income countries
This paper estimates the disease burden and loss of economic output associated with chronic diseases-mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes-in 23 selectedExpand
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Evidence-based, cost-effective interventions: how many newborn babies can we save?
In this second article of the neonatal survival series, we identify 16 interventions with proven efficacy (implementation under ideal conditions) for neonatal survival and combine them into packagesExpand
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Republished research: Implementation research: what it is and how to do it
Implementation research is a growing but not well understood field of health research that can contribute to more effective public health and clinical policies and programmes. This article provides aExpand
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Effectiveness and cost of facility-based Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Tanzania
BACKGROUND The Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy is designed to address major causes of child mortality at the levels of community, health facility, and health system. WeExpand
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Methods to assess the costs and health effects of interventions for improving health in developing countries
Assessment of the cost effectiveness of interventions designed to achieve the millennium development goals for health is complex. The methods must be capable of showing the efficiency with whichExpand
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Cost effectiveness analysis of strategies for maternal and neonatal health in developing countries
Abstract Objective To determine the costs and benefits of interventions for maternal and newborn health to assess the appropriateness of current strategies and guide future plans to attain theExpand
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Econometric estimation of country-specific hospital costs
Information on the unit cost of inpatient and outpatient care is an essential element for costing, budgeting and economic-evaluation exercises. Many countries lack reliable estimates, however. WHOExpand
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Success factors for reducing maternal and child mortality.
Reducing maternal and child mortality is a priority in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and will likely remain so after 2015. Evidence exists on the investments, interventions and enablingExpand
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Trends in Health Policy and Systems Research over the Past Decade: Still Too Little Capacity in Low-Income Countries
Background The past decade has seen several high-level events and documents committing to strengthening the field of health policy and systems research (HPSR) as a critical input to strengtheningExpand
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Systems thinking for health systems strengthening.
Over 2008 wide global consultation revealed considerable interest and frustration among researchers funders and policy-makers around our limited understanding of what works in health systemsExpand
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