Handbook Of Economic Evaluation Of Hiv Prevention Programs

Hardcover | October 31, 1998

EditorDavid R. Holtgrave, D. R. Holtgrave, David R. Holtgrave

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This timely volume provides a state-of-the-art review of all research to date on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention programs. Chapters feature comprehensive discussions on both scientific and practical uses - and limitations - of current studies. Addressing key questions about allocating scarce resources to HIV prevention, the Handbook is essential for those who require the most up-to-date research on the methods, findings, and practical uses of economic evaluations. A special feature is the inclusion of helpful tables summarizing the relevant literature.

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This timely volume provides a state-of-the-art review of all research to date on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of HIV prevention programs. Chapters feature comprehensive discussions on both scientific and practical uses - and limitations - of current studies. Addressing key questions about allocating scarce resources to HIV pr...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:October 31, 1998Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306457490

ISBN - 13:9780306457494

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Table of Contents

An Overview of Economic Evaluation Methodologies and Selected Issues in Methods Standardization; K.A. Phillips, et al. The Bernoulli-Process Model of HIV Transmission: Applications and Implications; S.D.Pinkerton, D.R. Holtgrave. Economic Evaluation of Primary HIV Infection in Injection Drug Users; J.G. Kahn. Economic Evaluation of HIV Counseling and Testing Programs: The Influence of Program Goals on Evaluation; P.G. Farnham. Economic Evaluation of HIV Screening Interventions; D.K. Owens. Changing Public Policy to Prevent HIV Transmission: The Role of Structural and Environmental Interventions; M.D. Sweat, J. Denison. The Cost-Effectiveness of Small Group and Community-level Interventions; D.R.Holtgrave, S.D. Pinkerton.. The Cost-Effectiveness of the Components of Comprehensive HIV Prevention: A Road Map of the Literature; D.R. Holtgrave. Resource Allocation and the Funding of HIV Prevention; A.D. Paltiel, A.A. Stinnett. Economic Evaluation and HIV Prevention Decision Making: The State Perspective; B. Weinstein, R.L. Melchreit. 4 Additional Chapters. Index.

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`Overall, I would categorize the book as an excellent resource on the current literature in the economic evaluation of HIV-prevention programs. For a researcher, this [second] section offers a gold mine of background and reference material. The editor and individual chapter authors clearly put much thought and effort into compiling a comprehensive book on the subject ... its best use is that of a resource guide for background information and hypothesis generation.' Medical Decision Making, 20:1 (2000) `... for the researcher and economist, it is an excellent book to consult. Recommended for all academic libraries.' AIDS Book Review Journal, 57 (2000) `There are many strengths of Handbook of Economic Evaluation of HIV Prevention Programs including its thorough coverage of the cost-effectiveness evaluation model, the utility of this model for both evalatuion and policy-making regarding HIV prevention programming, and its organization and clarity making it useful to non-economist readers as well.' Evaluation and Program Planning, 23 (2000)