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Information: Judit Simon, Stavros Petrou

Judit Simon and Stavros Petrou have explored how different approaches to the starting point of life and various long-term outcome measures (LYG, QALY, DALY) impact upon the results of perinatal economic evaluations. They used the Magpie Trial (magnesium-sulphate for the prevention of eclampsia or pre-eclampsia) as their case study. A paper reporting the results of this study has been published in Health Economics.


Simon, J, Gray, A, Petrou, S. (2009). The valuation of prenatal life in economic evaluations of perinatal interventions. Health Economics, 18(4):487-494.