Quality assessment of economic evaluation studies in pediatric surgery: a systematic review

Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Arnaud Fotso KamdemMarie-Christine Woronoff-Lemsi

Abstract

To assess economic evaluation studies (EES) in pediatric surgery and to identify potential factors associated with high-quality studies. A systematic review of the literature using PubMed and Cochrane databases was conducted to identify EES in pediatric surgery published between 1 June 1993 and 30 June 2013. Assessment criteria are derived from the Drummond checklist. A high quality study was defined as a Drummond score ≥7. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with high quality studies. 119 studies were included. 43.7% (n=52) of studies were full EES. Cost-effectiveness analysis was the most frequent (61.5%) type of full EES. Only 31.6% of studies had a Drummond score ≥7 and 73% of these were full EES. The factors associated with high quality were identification of costs (OR: 14.08; 95% CI: 3.38-100; p<0.001), estimation of utility value (OR: 8.13; 95% CI: 2.02-43.47; p=0.005) and study funding (OR: 3.50; 95% CI: 1.27-10.10; p=0.02). This review shows that the number and the quality of EES are low despite the increasing number of studies published in recent years. In the current context of budget constraints, our results should encourage pediatric surgeons to focus more on EES.

References

Mar 1, 1992·Medical Care·M E AdamsT C Chalmers
Jul 1, 1994·Journal of Pediatric Surgery·G W HolcombJ B Pietsch
Oct 9, 1996·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·L B RussellM C Weinstein
Dec 1, 1996·The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery·J A HawkinsE C McGough
Mar 1, 1997·Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery·H SvenssonM Aberg
Aug 1, 1997·Archives of Surgery·J H Waldhausen, D Tapper
Apr 20, 1999·European Journal of Pediatric Surgery : Official Journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et Al] = Zeitschrift Für Kinderchirurgie·B M UreA M Holschneider
May 18, 1999·Archives of Otolaryngology--head & Neck Surgery·H W FrancisJ K Niparko
Sep 11, 1999·Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine·F I LuksT F Tracy
Jan 26, 2000·The Laryngoscope·C O'NeillC Normand
Jan 27, 2000·The Journal of Urology·R MathewsS Docimo
Mar 16, 2001·International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology·C O'NeillT P Nikolopoulos
Jul 14, 2001·The Keio Journal of Medicine·M Kaminota
Sep 10, 2002·Otology & Neurotology : Official Publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology·Heide Schulze-GattermannAnke Lesinski-Schiedat
Dec 28, 2002·Medical Science Monitor : International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research·Jeffrey J Kim, Ziyad M Hijazi
Mar 8, 2003·International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology·Garry R BartonA Quentin Summerfield
Jan 7, 2004·Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine·Hannu LintulaMatti Eskelinen
Oct 16, 2004·Journal of Pediatric Surgery·M Ihsan KaramanErbil Ergenekon
Dec 21, 2004·The European Journal of Health Economics : HEPAC : Health Economics in Prevention and Care·J G Gonzalez-Perez
Mar 2, 2005·International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care·Cynthia P IglesiasUNKNOWN NEVALAT Project Group
May 4, 2005·The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery·William T MahleKirk R Kanter
May 6, 2006·American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine·Samatha SonnappaAdam Jaffé
May 9, 2006·Journal of Pediatric Surgery·Shawn D St PeterDaniel J Ostlie
Jun 3, 2006·The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology·Keiji FujiharaNoboru Yamanaka
Aug 24, 2006·Transplantation·Louise LongworthMartin J Buxton
Jun 16, 2007·Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part a·William E WehrmanThomas H Inge
Jul 14, 2007·Quality Management in Health Care·Karen W SparlingUma R Kotagal
Aug 21, 2007·Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part a·Daniel J OstlieGeorge W Holcomb
Oct 3, 2007·Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part a·Raimondo M CervellioneSupul Hennayake

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Related Feeds

Auditory Perception

Auditory perception is the ability to receive and interpret information attained by the ears. Here is the latest research on factors and underlying mechanisms that influence auditory perception.

Aminoglycosides

Aminoglycoside is a medicinal and bacteriologic category of traditional Gram-negative antibacterial medications that inhibit protein synthesis and contain as a portion of the molecule an amino-modified glycoside. Discover the latest research on aminoglycoside here.

Aminoglycosides (ASM)

Aminoglycoside is a medicinal and bacteriologic category of traditional Gram-negative antibacterial medications that inhibit protein synthesis and contain as a portion of the molecule an amino-modified glycoside. Discover the latest research on aminoglycoside here.

Related Papers

Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
Christopher M Doran
The New England Journal of Medicine
M J SchwaberM Brezis
The New England Journal of Medicine
J S McCombs
European Journal of Cancer : Official Journal for European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) [and] European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
Jennifer G GaultneyCarin A Uyl-de Groot
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved