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VIHRI Vol 14 focus on Latin America cover It is a pleasure to present the latest issue (December 2017, Volume 14) of Value in Health Regional Issues focusing on Latin America.

We are starting to enjoy the greater dissemination of our scientific papers after being accepted for indexing in MEDLINE®/PubMed® less than a year ago. All articles published since May 2016, as well as those published in previous volumes are expected to be indexed soon. This great news allows for published content to be more accessible, searchable, and citable to researchers around the world.

We published 15 articles from different Latin American countries, with varied methodologies and subjects from our field.

We hope you enjoy these articles!

Sincerely,

Federico Augustovski, PhD
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Value in Health Regional Issues

 

EDITORIAL

 

Value in Health Regional Issues: PubMed Indexing and Our “Coming of Age”
Federico Augustovski

 

Editorial Comment on Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Good Practices & Principles. FIFARMA's Position on HTA Processes in Latin America: The Devil Is in the Details
Adrian Levy

 

PREFERENCE-BASED OUTCOMES

Presenteeism, Absenteeism and Lost Work Productivity among Depressive Patients from Five Cities of Colombia
Jose Miguel Uribe, Diana M. Pinto, Andrés I. Vecino-Ortiz, Carlos Gómez Restrepo, Martín Rondón

This article estimates the productivity losses due to absenteeism and presenteeism and its determinants in patients with depression from five Colombian cities.

 

HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS

HTA Implementation in Latin American Countries: Comparison of Current and Preferred Status
Diego Rosselli, Camila Quirland-Lazo, Marcell Csanádi, Eva María Ruiz de Castilla, Nelly Cisneros González, Julio Valdés, Cesar Abicalaffe, William Garzón, Giovanny Leon, Zoltán Kaló

This paper attempts to provide an overview about the current status of health technology assessment implementation in Latin American countries and to identify long-term objectives considering regional commonalities.

 

Evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias para la toma de decisiones y la rendición de cuentas: una urgente reflexión para el sistema de salud chileno
M.A. Espinoza, C. Vargas

 

Doctors Adjacent to Private Pharmacies: The New Ambulatory Care Provider for Mexican Health Care Seekers
Mauricio López-Manning, Rocío García-Díaz

 

ECONOMIC EVALUATION

Costos medicos directos en pacientes con enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica en Mexico
Armando Nevárez-Sida, Augusto Javier Castro-Bucio, Fernando García-Contreras, Nelly Cisneros-González

This study determines the direct medical cost of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the primary variables associated with this disease.

 

Cost-Effectiveness of Dulaglutide Compared with Liraglutide and Glargine in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Colombia
Pieralessandro Lasalvia, Laura Baquero, Margarita Otálora-Esteban, Camilo Castañeda-Cardona, Diego Rosselli

 

Impacto del incremento del impuesto a los productos de tabaco sobre la recaudación y los precios en Panamá
Herrera Ballesteros Víctor Hugo, Ilais Moreno Vel ásquez, Gómez Beatriz, Roa Reina Rodriguez

 

Uso de recursos y costos de hospitalizaciones por insuficiencia cardíaca: un estudio retrospectivo multicéntrico en Argentina
Federico Augustovski, Joaquín Caporale, Matías Fosco, Andrea Alcaraz, Mirta Diez, Jorge Thierer, Margarita Peradejordi, Andrés Pichon Riviere

 

Single Use Devices in Argentina: Cost-Comparison Analysis of a "Reuse" Versus a "Single Use" Policy for Trocars, Endocutters, Lineal Cutters and Harmonic Scalpels
Osvaldo Ulises Garay, Ezequiel Garcia Elorrio, Viviana Rodríguez, Cintia Spira, Federico Augustovski, Andrés Pichon-Riviere

 

Cost Effectiveness of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in Pediatric Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Simulation Modeling Approach
Rita Esther Zapata-Vázquez, Fernando José Álvarez-Cervera, Felipe Manuel Alonzo-Vázquez, José Ramón García-Lira, Víctor Granados-García, Norma Elena Pérez-Herrera, Manuel Medina-Moreno

 

A Cost of Illness Study of Patients with HIV/AIDS in Bogotá, Colombia
Julien Kuhlmann, Mussa Keaei, Rafael Conde, Silvia MAA Evers, Javier Gonzalez, Mark Govers, Mickael Hiligsmann

 

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Burden of Culture-Confirmed Pediatric Pneumococcal Pneumonia in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Ariel Esteban Bardach, Lucila Rey-Ares, María Calderon Cahua, Agustín Ciapponi, María Luisa Cafferata, Gabriela Cormick, Ángela Gentile

This review represents an effort to gather all the information available in the Latin America and Caribbean in order to assist decision makers with pediatric pneumococcal pneumonia.

 

METHODOLOGICAL ARTICLE

Conducting and Disseminating Epidemiologic Systematic Reviews in Latin America and the Caribbean: Pitfalls and Lessons Learned
Agustín Ciapponi, Demián Glujovsky, Sacha Alexis Virgilio, Ariel Esteban Bardach

This article describe the experience, pitfalls and lessons learned of IECS, a research institution in Argentina, in conducting and disseminating epidemiological systematic reviews in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2007 and 2016.

 

COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH / HTA

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Everolimus versus Mycophenolate in Kidney Transplant Recipients Receiving No Pharmacological Prophylaxis for Cytomegalovirus Infection: A Short-Term Pharmacoeconomic Evaluation (12 Months)
Claudia Felipe, Helio Tedesco-Silva, Alexandra Ferreira Brigido, Adrieli Bessa, Priscila Ruppel, Liliane Hiramoto, Mayara de Paula, Marina Cristelli, Suelen Stopa, Juliana Mansur, Laila Viana, Lucas Fahham, Camila Pepe, Jose Medina-Pestana

This article determines the short-term (12 months) cost effectiveness of everolimus versus mycophenolate in kidney transplant recipients receiving induction therapy, tacrolimus, prednisone and no prophylaxis for CMV infection.

 

Economic Impact of Emergency Visits due to Drug-Related Morbidity on a Brazilian Hospital
Gabriel Rodrigues Martins de Freitas, Mariana Younes Tramontina, Giacomo Balbinotto, Dyfrig Arwyn Hughes, Isabela Heineck

 

Estudio de impacto presupuestal de Daclatasvir asociado a Asunaprevir desde la perspectiva del sistema de salud público chileno
C. Vargas, Manuel Espinoza, A. Giglio, A. Soza

 

– denotes Editor’s Choice Articles – Limited free access online at www.valuehealthregionalissues.com

Other Volume Issues

Volume 13 (October 2017) focusing on CEEWAA
Volume 12 (May 2017) focusing on Asia
Volume 11 (December 2016) focusing on Latin America
Volume 10 (October 2016) focusing on CEEWAA

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Excellent Article Award

ViHRI - CEEWAA

Aleš Tichopád Aleš Tichopád, PhD, Kantar Health s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic

Cost Burden of Severe Community–Acquired Rotavirus Gastroenteritis Requiring Hospitalization in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary: A Retrospective Patient Chart Review

ViHRI - Latin America

Ivan Mauricio Muńoz-Galindo Ivan Mauricio Muñoz-Galindo, RN, MSc, National Health Risk Management, EPS Salud Total, Bogotá D.C. Colombia

Cost-Effectiveness of a Care Program for HIV/AIDS Patients Affiliated with a Health Insurer in Colombia, Comparing Three Health Care Providers Nationwide.

ViHRI - Asia

Fei-Li Zhao, PhD Fei-Li Zhao, PhD, MSc, BPharm, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), Business School, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia

Burden of Disease Studies in the Asia-Paific Region: Are There Enough being Performed to Provide for Evidence-Based Health Policy?


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