Will the growth spurt continue? Trends in child health. Economic evaluation: 1980 to 2013

Sullivan S, Ungar WJ
Record ID 32016000199
Authors' recomendations: A total of 2630 published pediatric health economic evaluations were identified through PEDE between 1980 and 2013, indicating that the field of pediatric economic evaluation continues to grow. Substantially more CEAs and CUAs are being published compared with CBAs and CMAs (64.5% and 24.0% versus 7.7% and 3.7%, respectively) and this trend appears consistent regardless of the type of intervention, disease or age group being studied. Since 2009 CUA has dominated as the most frequent type of analytic technique despite the significant challenges in valuing health states in children. Statistically significant changes in the distribution of analysis types. journal types, intervention types and age groups were observed when comparing early (1980-1999) and late (2000-2013) periods (X2 p<0.0001 for each test). The change in distribution of analysis types likely reflects the increase in CEAs and CUAs over time. The main focus of pediatric health economic evaluations has consistently remained infectious diseases at 29.2% with the next most frequently studied conditions being those of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium at 7.2%.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2016
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Child
  • Child Health
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
Organisation Name: Technology Assessment at SickKids
Contact Address: Program of Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 tel: (416) 813-8519 fax: (416) 813-5979
Contact Name: wendy.ungar@sickkids.ca
Contact Email: wendy.ungar@sickkids.ca
Copyright: The Hospital for Sick Children
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