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J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018 Nov 13. pii: S0091-6749(18)31599-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2018.10.050. [Epub ahead of print]

Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic algorithms for peanut allergy in children.

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1
Department of Health Management and Health Economics, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA; Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Department of Real-World Evidence, LINK Medical Research, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address: n.r.kunst@medisin.uio.no.
2
Department of Paediatrics, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.
3
Department of Paediatrics, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.
4
Department of Real-World Evidence, LINK Medical Research, Oslo, Norway.

Abstract

Incorporating component-resolved allergen diagnosis and peanut conjunctival allergen provocation test in the diagnostic algorithm appears to improve health-related quality of life at an acceptable increase in costs, representing the optimal cost-effective diagnostic strategy.

KEYWORDS:

Diagnostic algorithms; cost-effectiveness; decision-analytic model; peanut allergy

PMID:
30445059
DOI:
10.1016/j.jaci.2018.10.050

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