Review collection - Economics 

82 reviews


Fischer C, Bednarz D, Simon J. Methodological challenges and potential solutions for economic evaluations of palliative and end-of-life care: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2023:2692163231214124.

Guzzon A, Rebba V, Paccagnella O, Rigon M, Boniolo G. The value of supportive care: A systematic review of cost-effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for dementia. PLoS One. 2023 May 12;18(5):e0285305. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0285305.

Perea-Bello AH, Trapero-Bertran M, Dürsteler C. Palliative care costs in different ambulatory-based settings: A systematic review. Pharmacoeconomics. 2023 Dec 27.


Busink E, Kendzia D, Kircelli F, Boeger S, Petrovic J, Smethurst H, Mitchell S, Apel C. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of renal replacement therapies, and consequences for decision-making in the end-stage renal disease treatment pathway. Eur J Health Econ. 2022 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s10198-022-01478-2. Epub ahead of print.

Hicks S, Davidson M, Efstathiou N, Guo P. Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of palliative care interventions in people with chronic heart failure and their caregivers: a systematic review. BMC Palliat Care. 2022 Nov 23;21(1):205. doi: 10.1186/s12904-022-01092-2.

Lo DS, Hein N, Bulgareli JV. Pediatric palliative care and end-of-life: a systematic review of economic health analyses. Rev Paul Pediatr. 2022 Jan 5;40:e2021002. doi: 10.1590/1984-0462/2022/40/2021002.

Parackal A, Ramamoorthi K, Tarride JE. Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care Interventions: A Review of the Evolution of Methods From 2011 to 2019. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Jan;39(1):108-122. doi: 10.1177/10499091211011138. Epub 2021 May 24.

Soltani Arabshahi SK, Nikjoo S, Rezapour A, Rashki Kemmak A, Jahangiri R, Farabi H, Husseini Barghazan S. Economic Evaluation of Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer Disease: A Systematic Review. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2022 Nov 23;36:141. doi: 10.47176/mjiri.36.141.


Gonzalez-Jaramillo V, Fuhrer V, Gonzalez-Jaramillo N, Kopp-Heim D, Eychmüller S, Maessen M. Impact of home-based palliative care on health care costs and hospital use: A systematic review. Palliat Support Care. 2021 Aug;19(4):474-487. doi: 10.1017/S1478951520001315.

Iragorri N, de Oliveira C, Fitzgerald N, Essue B. The Out-of-Pocket Cost Burden of Cancer Care-A Systematic Literature Review. Curr Oncol. 2021 Mar 15;28(2):1216-1248. doi: 10.3390/curroncol28020117.

Leniz J, Yi D, Yorganci E, Williamson LE, Suji T, Cripps R, Higginson IJ, Sleeman KE. Exploring costs, cost components, and associated factors among people with dementia approaching the end of life: A systematic review. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2021 Sep 14;7(1):e12198. doi: 10.1002/trc2.12198.

Naoum P, Pavi E, Athanasakis K. Economic Evaluation of Digital Health Interventions in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Front Digit Health. 2021 Nov 3;3:730755. doi: 10.3389/fdgth.2021.730755.


Bajwah S, Oluyase AO, Yi D, Gao W, Evans CJ, Grande G, Todd C, Costantini M, Murtagh FE, Higginson IJ. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of hospital-based specialist palliative care for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Sep 30;9:CD012780. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD012780.pub2.

Enninger A, Schmidt P, Hasan C, Wager J, Zernikow B. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Palliative Care: A Systematic Review. J Palliat Med. 2020 Oct 20. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0654. Epub ahead of print.

Herledan C, Baudouin A, Larbre V, Gahbiche A, Dufay E, Alquier I, Ranchon F, Rioufol C. Clinical and economic impact of medication reconciliation in cancer patients: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Mar 18. doi: 10.1007/s00520-020-05400-5. Epub ahead of print.

Iheanacho I, Zhang S, King D, Rizzo M, Ismaila AS. Economic Burden of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): A Systematic Literature Review. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2020 Feb 26;15:439-460. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S234942.

Lee J, Cagle JG. Measures of financial burden for families dealing with serious illness: A systematic review and analysis. Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 4:269216320973161. doi: 10.1177/0269216320973161. Epub ahead of print.

Liu S, Zhao Q, Li W, Zhao X, Li K. The Cost-Effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD in Different Settings: A Systematic Review. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2020 Oct 20. doi: 10.1007/s40258-020-00613-5. Epub ahead of print.

Maresova P, Hruska J, Klimova B, Barakovic S, Krejcar O. Activities of Daily Living and Associated Costs in the Most Widespread Neurodegenerative Diseases: A Systematic Review. Clin Interv Aging. 2020 Oct 2;15:1841-1862. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S264688.

Mathew C, Hsu AT, Prentice M, Lawlor P, Kyeremanteng K, Tanuseputro P, Welch V. Economic evaluations of palliative care models: A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2020 Jan;34(1):69-82. doi: 10.1177/0269216319875906. Epub 2019 Dec 19.

Yu CW, Alavinia SM, Alter DA. Impact of socioeconomic status on end-of-life costs: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Palliat Care. 2020 Mar 23;19(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-0538-y.

Zhou J, Wang Y, Jiang G. Oxycodone versus morphine for cancer pain titration: A systematic review and pharmacoeconomic evaluation. PLoS One. 2020 Apr 17;15(4):e0231763. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0231763.


Rankin J, Rowen D, Howe A, Cleland JGF, Whitty JA. Valuing health-related quality of life in heart failure: a systematic review of methods to derive quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in trial-based cost-utility analyses. Heart Fail Rev. 2019 Jul;24(4):549-563. doi: 10.1007/s10741-019-09780-7.

Rehman AU, Ahmad Hassali MA, Muhammad SA, Shah S, Abbas S, Hyder Ali IAB, Salman A. The economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the USA, Europe, and Asia: results from a systematic review of the literature. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2019 Oct 18:1-12. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2020.1678385. [Epub ahead of print]

Starr LT, Ulrich CM, Corey KL, Meghani SH. Associations Among End-of-Life Discussions, Health-Care Utilization, and Costs in Persons With Advanced Cancer: A Systematic Review. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 May 9:1049909119848148. doi: 10.1177/1049909119848148. [Epub ahead of print]


Albuquerque De Almeida F, Al M, Koymans R, Caliskan K, Kerstens A, Severens JL. Early warning systems for the management of chronic heart failure: a systematic literature review of cost-effectiveness models. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2018 Apr;18(2):161-175. doi: 10.1080/14737167.2018.1417841. Epub 2017 Dec 19.

Bosshard R, O'Reilly K, Ralston S, Chadda S, Cork D. Systematic reviews of economic burden and health-related quality of life in patients with acute myeloid leukemia. Cancer Treat Rev. 2018 Jul 18;69:224-232. doi: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2018.07.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Bradley N, Lloyd-Williams M, Dowrick C. Effectiveness of palliative care interventions offering social support to people with life-limiting illness-A systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 May;27(3):e12837. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12837. Epub 2018 Mar 24.

Cantarero-Prieto D, Leon PL, Blazquez-Fernandez C, Juan PS, Cobo CS. The economic cost of dementia: A systematic review. Dementia (London). 2019 Mar 25:1471301219837776. doi: 10.1177/1471301219837776. [Epub ahead of print]

Gardiner C, Ryan T, Gott M. What is the cost of palliative care in the UK? A systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Apr 13. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001519. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001519. [Epub ahead of print]

Kyeremanteng K, Gagnon LP, Thavorn K, Heyland D, D'Egidio G. The Impact of Palliative Care Consultation in the ICU on Length of Stay: A Systematic Review and Cost Evaluation. J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Jun;33(6):346-353. doi: 10.1177/0885066616664329. Epub 2016 Aug 31.

May P, Normand C, Cassel JB, Del Fabbro E, Fine RL, Menz R, Morrison CA, Penrod JD, Robinson C, Morrison RS. Economics of Palliative Care for Hospitalized Adults With Serious Illness. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Jun 1;178(6):820-829. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0750.

Nickel F, Barth J, Kolominsky-Rabas PL. Health economic evaluations of non-pharmacological interventions for persons with dementia and their informal caregivers: a systematic review. BMC Geriatr. 2018 Mar 9;18(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-0751-1.

Peña-Longobardo LM, Rodríguez-Sánchez B, Oliva-Moreno J, Aranda-Reneo I, López-Bastida J. How relevant are social costs in economic evaluations? The case of Alzheimer's disease. Eur J Health Econ. 2019 Jul 24. doi: 10.1007/s10198-019-01087-6. [Epub ahead of print]

Rahja M, Comans T, Clemson L, Crotty M, Laver K. Economic evaluations of occupational therapy approaches for people with cognitive and/or functional decline: A systematic review. Health Soc Care Community. 2018 Mar 12. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12553. [Epub ahead of print]

Reid EA, Kovalerchik O, Jubanyik K, Brown S, Hersey D, Grant L. Is palliative care cost-effective in low-income and middle-income countries? A mixed-methods systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Oct 1. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001499. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001499. [Epub ahead of print]

Salamanca-Balen N, Seymour J, Caswell G, Whynes D, Tod A. The costs, resource use and cost-effectiveness of Clinical Nurse Specialist-led interventions for patients with palliative care needs: A systematic review of international evidence. Palliat Med. 2018 Feb;32(2):447-465. doi: 10.1177/0269216317711570. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

Santacroce SJ, Tan KR, Killela MK. A systematic scoping review of the recent literature (∼2011-2017) about the costs of illness to parents of children diagnosed with cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2018 Aug;35:22-32. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2018.04.004. Epub 2018 May 17.

Shaw J, Pearce A, Lopez AL, Price MA. Clinical anxiety disorders in the context of cancer: A scoping review of impact on resource use and healthcare costs. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2018 Jul 17:e12893. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12893. [Epub ahead of print]

Sopina E, Sørensen J. Decision modelling of non-pharmacological interventions for individuals with dementia: a systematic review of methodologies. Health Econ Rev. 2018 Mar 26;8(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s13561-018-0192-8.

Wong A, Goh G, Banks MD, Bauer JD. A systematic review of the cost and economic outcomes of home enteral nutrition. Clin Nutr. 2018 Apr;37(2):429-442. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2017.06.019. Epub 2017 Jun 21.


Gardiner C, Ingleton C, Ryan T, Ward S, Gott M. What cost components are relevant for economic evaluations of palliative care, and what approaches are used to measure these costs? A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2017 Apr;31(4):323-337. Epub 2016 Sep 27.

Wichmann AB, Adang EM, Stalmeier PF, Kristanti S, Van den Block L, Vernooij-Dassen MJ, Engels Y; PACE. The use of Quality-Adjusted Life Years in cost-effectiveness analyses in palliative care: Mapping the debate through an integrative review. Palliat Med. 2017 Apr;31(4):306-322. Epub 2017 Feb 13.


Chen H, Nicolson DJ, Macleod U, Allgar V, Dalgliesh C, Johnson M. Does the use of specialist palliative care services modify the effect of socioeconomic status on place of death? A systematic review. Palliat Med. 2016 May;30(5):434-45. Epub 2015 Sep 1.

Faes K, De Frène V, Cohen J, Annemans L. Resource Use and Health Care Costs of COPD Patients at the End of Life: A Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Oct;52(4):588-599. Epub 2016 Jul 9.

Gardiner C, Brereton L, Frey R, Wilkinson-Meyers L, Gott M. Approaches to capturing the financial cost of family care-giving within a palliative care context: a systematic review. Health Soc Care Community. 2016 Sep;24(5):519-31. Epub 2015 Jun 22.

Klingler C, In der Schmitten J, Marckmann G. Does facilitated Advance Care Planning reduce the costs of care near the end of life? Systematic review and ethical considerations. Palliat Med. 2016 May;30(5):423-33. epub 2015 Aug 20.

Pont L, Jansen K, Schaufel MA, Haugen DF, Ruths S. Drug utilization and medication costs at the end of life. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2016;16(2):237-43.


Azzani M, Roslani AC, Su TT. The perceived cancer-related financial hardship among patients and their families: a systematic review. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Mar;23(3):889-98. Epub 2014 Oct 22.

Dixon J, Matosevic T, Knapp M. The economic evidence for advance care planning: Systematic review of evidence. Palliat Med. 2015 Dec;29(10):869-84. Epub 2015 Jun 9.

Round J, Jones L, Morris S. Estimating the cost of caring for people with cancer at the end of life: A modelling study. Palliat Med. 2015 Dec;29(10):899-907. Epub 2015 Jul 21.


Gardiner C. Brereton L. Frey R. Wilkinson-Meyers L. Gott M. Exploring the financial impact of caring for family members receiving palliative and end-of-life care: A systematic review of the literature. Palliative Medicine. 28(5):375-90, 2014 May.

Langton JM, Blanch B, Drew AK, Haas M, Ingham JM, Pearson SA. Retrospective studies of end-of-life resource utilization and costs in cancer care using health administrative data: a systematic review. Palliat Med. 2014 Dec;28(10):1167-96. Epub 2014 May 27.

May P, Normand C, Morrison RS. Economic impact of hospital inpatient palliative care consultation: review of current evidence and directions for future research. J Palliat Med. 2014 Sep;17(9):1054-63. Epub 2014 Jul 1.

Pham B, Krahn M. End-of-life care interventions: An economic analysis. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser. 2014 Dec 1;14(18):1-70. eCollection 2014.


Chau I, Casciano R, Willet J, Wang X, Yao JC. Quality of life, resource utilisation and health economics assessment in advanced neuroendocrine tumours: a systematic review. Eur J Cancer Care (Engl). 2013 Nov;22(6):714-25. Epub 2013 Jul 29.

Gomes B, Calanzani N, Curiale V, McCrone P, Higginson IJ. Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of home palliative care services for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jun 6;6:CD007760. [Epub ahead of print]

Harris I, Murray SA. Can palliative care reduce futile treatment? A systematic review. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2013 Dec;3(4):389-98. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000343. Epub 2013 Jan 29.

Smith S, Brick A, O'Hara S, Normand C. Evidence on the cost and cost-effectiveness of palliative care: A literature review. Palliat Med. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print]


Hodgson C. Cost effectiveness of palliative care: A review of the literature (1.25MB pdf). Can Hospice Pall Care Assoc. 2012.

Hui D, Reddy A, Parsons HA, Bruera E. Reporting of funding sources and conflict of interest in the supportive and palliative oncology literature. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Sep;44(3):421-30. Epub 2012 Jul 7.


Gott M, Ward S, Gardiner C,Cobb M, Ingleton C. A narrative literature review of the evidence regarding the econonmic impact of avoidable hospitalizations amongst palliative care patients in the UK. Prog Palliat Care. 2011;19(6):291-8.

Menzin J, Lines LM, Weiner DE, Neumann PJ, Nichols C, Rodriguez L, Agodoa I, Mayne T. A review of the costs and cost effectiveness of interventions in chronic kidney disease: implications for policy. Pharmacoeconomics. 2011 Oct;29(10):839-61. doi: 10.2165/11588390-000000000-00000

Stafinski T, Menon D, Marshall D, Caulfield T. Societal values in the allocation of healthcare resources: is it all about the health gain? Patient. 2011;4(4):207-25.


Allen JM. Economic/societal burden of metastatic breast cancer: a US perspective. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Sep;16(9):697-704.

Genevro JL, Miller TL. The emotional and economic costs of bereavement in health care settings. Psychologica Belgica. 2010;50(1-2):69-88.

Loveman E, Jones J, Hartwell D, Bird A, Harris P, Welch K, Clegg A. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of topotecan for small cell lung cancer: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technol Assess. 2010 Mar;14(19):1-204.

Simoens S, Kutten B, Keirse E, Berghe PV, Beguin C, Desmedt M, Deveugele M, Léonard C, Paulus D, Menten J. The costs of treating terminal patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Sep;40(3):436-48. Epub 2010 Jun 25.


Tappenden P, Chilcott J, Brennan A, Pilgrim H. Systematic review of economic evidence for the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of colorectal cancer in the United Kingdom. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2009 Oct;25(4):470-8.


Cashin RP, Lui P, Machado M, Hemels ME, Corey-Lisle PK, Einarson TR. Advanced cutaneous malignant melanoma: a systematic review of economic and quality-of-life studies. Value Health. 2008 Mar-Apr;11(2):259-71.

Gelfman LP, Morrison RS. Research funding for palliative medicine. J Palliat Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;11(1):36-43.

Hatziandreu E, Archontakis F, Daly A. The potential cost savings of greater use of home- and hospice- based end of life care in England. RAND Technical Report; TR-642-NAO. 2008 Jan;116pp.

Liem YS, Bosch JL, Hunink MG. Preference-based quality of life of patients on renal replacement therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Value Health. 2008 Jul-Aug;11(4):733-41. Epub 2008 Jan 8.

Murphy G, Perras C, Desjardins B, Chen S, Moulton K, Jonker D, Perlman K, Pasieka J, Ezzat S, Cripps C, Mensinkai M, Skidmore B. Octreotide for endocrine, oncologic, and gastrointestinal disorders: systematic review and budget impact analysis. [Technology overview number 45]. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2008 Jul;10pp.

Wilson K, Amir Z. Cancer and disability benefits: a synthesis of qualitative findings on advice and support. Psychooncology. 2008 May;17(5):421-9.

Wright M, Wood J, Lynch T, Clark D. Mapping levels of palliative care development: a global view. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2008 May;35(5):469-85. Epub 2008 Feb 4.


Hugodot A, Normand C. Cost-effectiveness of palliative care in hospital: a review of the literature (part 3) (204kb pdf). Centre for Health Policy and Management, University of Dublin. 2007 Jun 11:23pp.

Mason A, Weatherly H, Spilsbury K, Golder S, Arksey H, Adamson J, Drummond M. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of respite for caregivers of frail older people. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2007 Feb;55(2):290-9.


Smith P, Payne S, Ramcharan P, Chapman A, Patterson M. Carers of the terminally ill and employment issues: a comprehensive literature review. Palliative and End-of-Life Research Group, University of Sheffield. 2006 Jan;31pp. [No abstract available.]


Douglas HR, Halliday D, Normand C, Corner J, Bath P, Beech N, Clark D, Hughes P, Marples R, Seymour J, Skilbeck J, Webb T. Economic evaluation of specialist cancer and palliative nursing: Macmillan evaluation study findings. Int J Palliat Nurs. 2003 Oct;9(10):429-38.


Thomsen AB, Sorensen J, Sjogren P, Eriksen J. Economic evaluation of multidisciplinary pain management in chronic pain patients: a qualitative systematic review. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2001 Aug;22(2):688-98.


Hughes SL, Ulasevich A, Weaver FM, Henderson W, Manheim L, Kubal JD, Bonarigo F. Impact of home care on hospital days: a meta analysis. Health Serv Res. 1997 Oct;32(4):415-32.

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