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Valuing the unpaid contribution of community health volunteers to mass drug administration programs

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Community health volunteers (CHVs) are being used within a growing number of healthcare interventions, and they have become a cornerstone for the delivery of mass drug administration within many neglected tropical disease control programs. However, a greater understanding of the methods used to value the unpaid time CHVs contribute to healthcare programs is needed. We outline the two main approaches used to value CHVs’ unpaid time (the opportunity cost and the replacement cost approaches). We...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1093/cid/ciy741

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Tropical Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0002-8428-3874
Bettis, AA More by this author
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Turner, HC
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Funding agency for:
Thwaites, GE
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
9
Pages:
1588–1595
Publication date:
2018-08-29
Acceptance date:
2018-08-22
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EISSN:
1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
Pubs id:
pubs:909281
URN:
uri:181af550-487a-46a7-b2ab-ad27b698719b
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uuid:181af550-487a-46a7-b2ab-ad27b698719b
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pubs:909281

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