Special Issue "Economic Evaluations of Newborn Screening: Methodological Considerations and Applications"
A special issue of International Journal of Neonatal Screening (ISSN 2409-515X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: newborn screening program; economic evaluations; cost-effectiveness/cost-utility; quality of life
Economic evaluations of healthcare interventions inform incremental costs and effects of interventions compared to a relevant comparator, such as standard care. This information can be used by policymakers to decide which interventions to fund or implement in practice. Especially in newborn screening (NBS), frequently with respect to rare diseases, assessing the cost-effectiveness of adding a screening to the NBS program is relevant for decision making. However, publications on the cost-effectiveness of NBS are relatively scarce. This may be due to methodological difficulties that limit the applicability of standard economic evaluation methods. These include the absence of randomized controlled trials to estimate the effectiveness of NBS, limited data due to rareness of diseases, measuring QALYs in a pediatric population, assessing long-term (lifelong) outcomes and costs, and quantifying impact on reproductive decisions.
For this Special Issue on “Economic Evaluations of Newborn Screening: Methodological Considerations and Applications”, we welcome papers on methodological issues around economic evaluations of NBS and papers reporting an economic evaluation of NBS.
Dr. M. Elske Van den Akker-van Marle
Dr C.P.B. (Kitty) van der Ploeg
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- newborn screening
- economic evaluation
- quality of life