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Forecasting demand for maternal influenza immunization in low- and lower-middle-income countries

Immunization of pregnant women against seasonal influenza remains limited in low- and lower-middle-income countries despite being recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO/PATH Maternal Influenza Immunization Project was created to …

Integrating value of research into NCI Clinical Trials Cooperative Group research review and prioritization: A pilot study

Background The Institute of Medicine has called for approaches to help maximize the return on investments (ROI) in cancer clinical trials. Value of Research (VOR) is a health economics technique that estimates ROI and can inform research …

The economic impact of childhood acute gastroenteritis on Malawian families and the healthcare system

Objectives This prospective cohort study sought to estimate health system and household costs for episodes of diarrhoeal illness in Malawi. Setting Data were collected in two Malawian settings: a rural health centre in Chilumba and an urban tertiary …

Favorable and publicly funded studies are more likely to be published: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Objectives The aim of this study was to identify and quantify the characteristics of studies associated with the likelihood of publication. Study Design and Setting We searched for manuscripts that tracked cohorts of clinical studies (“cohorts”) that …

Characterizing Pharmacogenomic-Guided Medication Use With a Clinical Data Repository

Objectives This prospective cohort study sought to estimate health system and household costs for episodes of diarrhoeal illness in Malawi. Setting Data were collected in two Malawian settings: a rural health centre in Chilumba and an urban tertiary …