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The HIV PandemicLocal and Global Implications$
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Eduard J. Beck, Nicholas Mays, Alan W. Whiteside, and José M. Zuniga

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199237401

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.001.0001

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The contribution of cost-effectiveness analysis

The contribution of cost-effectiveness analysis

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(p.164) Chapter 11 The contribution of cost-effectiveness analysis
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The HIV Pandemic
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Guy Harling

Lee Soderstrom

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237401.003.0011

Organizations worldwide are struggling to cope with the HIV pandemic. They are confronted by a scarcity of resources that is particularly acute in Africa and other developing countries. This chapter focuses on the extent to which economic evaluations can help these organizations deal with fundamental economic constraint. Its discussions draw heavily on experiences in sub-Saharan Africa, as it is the region where the prevalence and impact of HIV have been greatest, and it is where almost all cost-effectiveness research in the less-developed world has been conducted. Nevertheless, the ideas advanced here are relevant for decision makers everywhere concerned about HIV, particularly those in lower-income settings.

Keywords:   cost-effectiveness analysis, CEA, HIV pandemic, scarcity of resources, developing countries, economic evaluations, economic constraint

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