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Comparing the cost effectiveness of harm reduction strategies: a case study of the Ukraine.

Kim, SW; Pulkki-Brannstrom, AM; Skordis-Worrall, J; (2014) Comparing the cost effectiveness of harm reduction strategies: a case study of the Ukraine. Cost Eff Resour Alloc , 12 p. 25. 10.1186/1478-7547-12-25. Green open access

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Abstract

Harm reduction strategies commonly include needle and syringe programmes (NSP), opioid substitution therapy (OST) and interventions combining these two strategies. Despite the proven effectiveness of harm-reduction strategies in reducing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among injecting drug users (IDUs), no study has compared the cost-effectiveness of these interventions, nor the incremental cost effectiveness of combined therapy. Using data from the Global Fund, this study compares the cost-effectiveness of harm reduction strategies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, using the Ukraine as a case study.

Type: Article
Title: Comparing the cost effectiveness of harm reduction strategies: a case study of the Ukraine.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1186/1478-7547-12-25
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1478-7547-12-25
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 Kim et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
Keywords: Cost effectiveness analysis, Global Fund, Harm reduction, Markov Monte Carlo simulation, Needle and syringe programme, Opioid substitution therapy, Ukraine
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471228
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