Half-life of cost-of-illness estimates: the case of Spina Bifida

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Economics
Program Demography Certificate
Creator Waitzman, Norman J.
Other Author Romano, Patrick S.; Grosse, Scott D.
Title Half-life of cost-of-illness estimates: the case of Spina Bifida
Date 2004-10-12
Description Neural tube defects, which include spina bifida, are one of the most frequent and important categories of birth defects. Accordingly, there has been considerable interest in studying the impact of spina bifida as a public health problem. This impact can be measured in various ways, including disease-specific mortality, morbidity, functional limitation or disability, and quality of life impairment. Each of these measures captures one component of the total burden of disease. Such measures of impact are important because they allow public health agencies, researchers, and health care providers to understand the effects of preventive or diagnostic interventions, changes in disease incidence or prevalence, and new technologies.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
First Page 1
Last Page 29
Subject Spinal cord; Birth defect; Healthcare costs
Subject LCSH Neural tube -- Abnormalities; Spina bifida; Medical economics
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Waitzman, N. J., Romano, P. S. & Grosse, S. D. (2004). The half-life of cost-of-illness estimates: the case of Spina Bifida. Utah Demography Research Network, 1-29. Oct. 22.
Series Utah Demography Research Network
Rights Management (c) University of Utah
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-12-12
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66407b4
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