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Corresponding author: M D Teare Author Affiliations. Design, Trials and Statistics Group, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 30 Regent Street, S1 4DA ...
Developing a utility index for the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC-C) for fragile X syndrome
Author(s):Kerr, C. | Breheny, K. | Lloyd, A. | Brazier, J. | Bailey Jr, D.B. | Berry-Kravis, E. | Cohen, J. | Petrillo, J.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Quality of Life ResearchAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Rituximab in Combination with Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis: A NICE Single Technology Appraisal
Author(s):Latimer, N.R. | Carroll, C. | Wong, R. | Tappenden, P. | Venning, M.C. | Luqmani, R.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: PharmacoEconomicsAccess all results for your search in Scopus
What is the Quality of Economic Evaluations of Non-Drug Therapies? A Systematic Review and Critical Appraisal of Economic Evaluations of Radiotherapy for Cancer
Author(s):Barbieri, M. | Weatherly, H.L.A. | Ara, R. | Basarir, H. | Sculpher, M. | Adams, R. | Ahmed, H. | Coles, C. | Guerrero-Urbano, T. | Nutting, C. | Powell, M.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Applied Health Economics and Health PolicyAccess all results for your search in Scopus


Smoking, alcohol, evidence and political fashion
The DH currently has an open consultation on their proposals to make private vehicles smokefree when carrying children. The cost-benefit analysis that is included in the Impact Assessment that supports the proposals is quite emphatic: £32.9m to £65.9m benefits and £2.1m costs = no-brainer.But then you see the evidence base and assumptions, including:Image by superfantastic via Flickr CC BY 2.0the
‘Trials within Cohorts’ Symposium 2014
Since the publication in 2010 of the innovative ‘cohort multiple randomised controlled trial’ design (, there has been growing interest in conducting multiple trials within cohorts. Yorkshire & Humber and North Thames CLAHRCs are jointly holding a ‘Trials within Cohorts’ symposium this November at LSHTM on the design – the purpose of which to advance th

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