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Handbook of Health Economics
textabstractEditors and authors should be complimented for their impressive attempt to provide a fair account of the state-of-the-art in health economics. To review such an extensive work in a shortExpand
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The CarerQol instrument: A new instrument to measure care-related quality of life of informal caregivers for use in economic evaluations
The societal perspective in economic evaluations dictates that costs and effects of informal care are included in the analyses. However, this incorporation depends on practically applicable, reliableExpand
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Unrelated Future Costs and Unrelated Future Benefits: Reflections on NICE Guide to the Methods of Technology Appraisal.
In this editorial, we consider the vexing issue of 'unrelated future costs' (for example, the costs of caring for people with dementia or kidney failure after preventing their deaths from a heartExpand
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Economic valuation of informal care
Informal care makes up a significant part of the total amount of care provided to care recipients with chronic and terminal diseases. Still, informal care is often neglected in economic evaluationsExpand
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Caring for and caring about: disentangling the caregiver effect and the family effect.
Besides patients' health and well-being, healthcare interventions may affect the well-being of significant others. Such 'spill over effects' in significant others may be distinguished in two distinctExpand
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Welfarism vs. extra-welfarism.
'Extra-welfarism' has received some attention in health economics, yet there is little consensus on what distinguishes it from more conventional 'welfarist economics'. In this paper, we seek toExpand
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Instruments for assessing the burden of informal caregiving for stroke patients in clinical practice: a comparison of CSI, CRA, SCQ and self-rated burden
Objective: To compare the feasibility, convergent and clinical validity of three commonly used burden scales: Caregiver Strain Index (CSI), Caregiver Reaction Assessment (CRA) and Sense of CompetenceExpand
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Economic valuation of informal care: the contingent valuation method applied to informal caregiving.
This paper reports the results of the application of the contingent valuation method (CVM) to determine a monetary value of informal care. We discuss the current practice in valuing informal care andExpand
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Once we have it, will we use it? A European survey on willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19
textabstractIn this editorial, we provide some first insights into this willingness to be vaccinated, based on a multi-country European study.
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Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity: Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure
Background Obesity is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and is associated with high medical expenditures. It has been suggested that obesity prevention could result in cost savings. TheExpand
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