Anna Vassall
University of London
Public healthNursingPsychological interventionEconomic evaluationMedicineUnit costCost estimate
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Publications 9
#1Alison D. GrantH-Index: 43
#2Salome Charalambous (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 30
Last. Katherine Fielding (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 50
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Summary Background Tuberculosis, which is often undiagnosed, is the major cause of death among HIV-positive people. We aimed to test whether the use of a clinical algorithm enabling the initiation of empirical tuberculosis treatment by nurses in primary health-care clinics would reduce mortality compared with standard of care for adults with advanced HIV disease. Methods In this open-label cluster-randomised controlled trial, we recruited individuals from 24 primary health-care clinics in South ...
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#1Finn McGuire (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 1
#2Lavanya Vijayasingham (UNU: United Nations University)H-Index: 2
Last. Michelle Remme (UNU: United Nations University)H-Index: 1
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Addressing the social and other non-biological determinants of health largely depends on policies and programmes implemented outside the health sector. While there is growing evidence on the effectiveness of interventions that tackle these upstream determinants, the health sector does not typically prioritise them. From a health perspective, they may not be cost-effective because their non-health outcomes tend to be ignored. Non-health sectors may, in turn, undervalue interventions with importan...
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#1Vanessa QuanH-Index: 13
Last. for Germs-SaH-Index: 1
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INTRODUCTION:Cryptococcus causes 15% of AIDS-related deaths and in South Africa, with its high HIV burden, is the dominant cause of adult meningitis. Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) mortality is high, partly because patients enter care with advanced HIV disease and because of failure of integrated care following CM diagnosis. We evaluated pathways to hospital care, missed opportunities for HIV testing and initiation of care. METHODS:We performed a cross-sectional study at five public-sector urban h...
Objective: To estimate facility-level average cost for ART services and explore unit cost variations using pooled facility-level cost estimates from four HIV empirical cost studies conducted in fiv...
#2Lori BollingerH-Index: 19
Last. James S. Kahn (UCSF: University of California, San Francisco)H-Index: 69
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Consistently defined, accurate, and easily accessible cost data are a valuable resource to inform efficiency analyses, budget preparation, and sustainability planning in global health. The Global H...
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Objective: Explore facility-level average costs per client of HIV testing and counselling (HTC) and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) services in 13 countries.Methods: Through a literature...
#1Giulia Ferrari (UoB: University of Bristol)H-Index: 7
#2Sergio Torres-Rueda (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 7
Last. Anna Vassall (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 3
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Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has important social, economic, and public health impacts. Governments and international donors are increasing their investment in VAWG prevention programs, ...
#1Hojoon Sohn (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 12
#2Parastu Kasaie (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 6
Last. David Wesley Dowdy (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 38
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India and many other high-burden countries have committed to providing universal access to high-quality diagnosis and drug susceptibility testing (DST) for tuberculosis (TB), but the most cost-effective approach to achieve this goal remains uncertain. Centralized testing at district-level hub facilities with a supporting sample transport network can generate economies of scale, but decentralization to the peripheral level may provide faster diagnosis and reduce losses to follow-up (LTFU). We gen...
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Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has important social, economic, and public health impacts. Governments and international donors are increasing their investment in VAWG prevention programs, yet clear guidelines to assess the ?value for money? of these interventions are lacking. Improved costing and economic evaluation of VAWG prevention can support programming through supporting priority setting, justifying investment, and planning the financing of VAWG prevention services. This article s...
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