The valuation of prenatal life in economic evaluations of perinatal interventions
Simon, Judit, Petrou, Stavros and Gray, Alastair, 1953-. (2009) The valuation of prenatal life in economic evaluations of perinatal interventions. Health Economics, Vol.18 (No.4). pp. 487-494. ISSN 10579230Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hec.1375
Perinatal interventions delivered during the prenatal period have the potential to directly impact prenatal life. The decision on when to begin ‘counting’ the life of an infant in the calculus has received little attention in previous economic evaluations of perinatal interventions. We illustrate, using data from a recent trial-based economic evaluation of magnesium sulphate given to women with pre-eclampsia to prevent eclampsia, how different definitions of when human life commences can have a significant impact upon cost-effectiveness estimates based on composite outcome measures such as life years or quality-adjusted life years gained or disability-adjusted life years averted. Further, we suggest ways in which methods in this area can be improved. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Prenatal care -- Economic aspects, Newborn infants -- Medical care -- Economic aspects, Medical care, Cost of, Medical care -- Cost control|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Health Economics|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Official Date:||April 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 487-494|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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