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Free Content A simplified cost-effectiveness model to guide decision-making for shortened anti-tuberculosis treatment regimens

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User-friendly models (UFMs) allow local decision makers to explore relationships and apply results from more detailed models of such outcomes as cost-effectiveness. When developing UFMs, modelers must decide which simplifications may be appropriate, enabling the UFM to retain accuracy while reducing complexity. We use the example of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) for novel shortened anti-tuberculosis treatment regimens across four settings to demonstrate how UFMs can allow decision makers to adapt published results to their local context. We simplified a complex model to produce a UFM that provides similar results, the ability to modify key parameter values, and receive customized results in seconds.
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Keywords: economic evaluation; novel technologies; web-based models

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: *Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 2: Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK 3: Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Department of Global Health, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, §KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, The Netherlands

Publication date: February 1, 2016

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  • The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease publishes articles on all aspects of lung health, including public health-related issues such as training programmes, cost-benefit analysis, legislation, epidemiology, intervention studies and health systems research. The IJTLD is dedicated to the continuing education of physicians and health personnel and the dissemination of information on tuberculosis and lung health world-wide.

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