Coauthorship and institutional collaborations on cost-effectiveness analyses: a systematic network analysis
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dc.contributor.author Catalá López, Ferrán
dc.contributor.author Alonso Arroyo, Adolfo
dc.contributor.author Aleixandre Benavent, Rafael
dc.contributor.author Ridao, Manuel
dc.contributor.author Bolaños-Pizarro, Máxima
dc.contributor.author García-Altés, Anna
dc.contributor.author Sanfélix Gimeno, Gabriel
dc.contributor.author Peiró Moreno, Salvador
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-14T08:08:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-14T08:08:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/37190
dc.description.abstract Background: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) has been promoted as an important research methodology for determining the efficiency of healthcare technology and guiding medical decision-making. Our aim was to characterize the collaborative patterns of CEA conducted over the past two decades in Spain. Methods and Findings: A systematic analysis was carried out with the information obtained through an updated comprehensive literature review and from reports of health technology assessment agencies. We identified CEAs with outcomes expressed as a time-based summary measure of population health (e.g. quality-adjusted life-years or disabilityadjusted life-years), conducted in Spain and published between 1989 and 2011. Networks of coauthorship and institutional collaboration were produced using PAJEK software. One-hundred and thirty-one papers were analyzed, in which 526 authors and 230 institutions participated. The overall signatures per paper index was 5.4. Six major groups (one with 14 members, three with 7 members and two with 6 members) were identified. The most prolific authors were generally affiliated with the private-for-profit sector (e.g. consulting firms and the pharmaceutical industry). The private-for-profit sector mantains profuse collaborative networks including public hospitals and academia. Collaboration within the public sector (e.g. healthcare administration and primary care) was weak and fragmented. Conclusions: This empirical analysis reflects critical practices among collaborative networks that contributed substantially to the production of CEA, raises challenges for redesigning future policies and provides a framework for similar analyses in other regions.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Plos One, 2012, vol. 7, num. 5, p. e38012(1)-e38012(9)
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Catalá-López F Alonso Arroyo, Adolfo Aleixandre Benavent, Rafael Ridao M Bolaños-Pizarro M García-Altés A Sanfélix Gimeno G Peiró S. 2012 Coauthorship and institutional collaborations on cost-effectiveness analyses: a systematic network analysis Plos One 7 5 e38012(1) e38012(9)
dc.subject Investigació
dc.title Coauthorship and institutional collaborations on cost-effectiveness analyses: a systematic network analysis
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2014-07-14T08:08:46Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0038012
dc.identifier.idgrec 078466

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