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The valuation of prenatal life in economic evaluations of perinatal interventions.

Abstract:

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...

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10.1002/hec.1375

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
Journal:
Health economics
Volume:
18
Issue:
4
Pages:
487-494
Publication date:
2009-04-05
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EISSN:
1099-1050
ISSN:
1057-9230
URN:
uuid:2dace15a-6c5c-4fd0-859f-6a272a65b390
Source identifiers:
162429
Local pid:
pubs:162429

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