Modelling the resource implications and budget impact of new reimbursement guidelines for the management of cow milk allergy in Finland.

@article{Guest2008ModellingTR,
  title={Modelling the resource implications and budget impact of new reimbursement guidelines for the management of cow milk allergy in Finland.},
  author={Julian F Guest and Erkka Juhani Valovirta},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={1167-77}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of the decision by Kela (The Social Insurance Institution) to adopt guidelines for the management of food allergies in children, developed by the Finnish Medical Society Duodecim, as the basis for reimbursing clinical nutrition preparations for the treatment of cow milk allergy (CMA) in Finland. METHODS A decision model was constructed using published clinical outcomes and clinician-derived resource utilisation estimates. The model was used to estimate the net… CONTINUE READING