Health economics

Reducing tobacco smoking among low-SES smokers: A RCT to improve adherence with treatment, smoking cessation and health economic outcomes

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Smoking cessation rates need to improve among low-socioeconomic status (low-SES) Australians if we are to reach a key national target as the health country:  ≤ 9% smoking by 2020 .  Recent (2013) National Drug Strategy Household Survey data show that persons from disadvantaged areas are three

Exploring the economic costs to family members affected by drug use: A discrete choice experiment

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Drug use can lead to significant financial, psychological, physical health and social consequences for family members. Despite this, previous economic assessments of drug use interventions have not included the costs and benefits to family members of treatment for the drug user.

Project Status: 
Current

Economic evaluation comparing centre-based compulsory drug rehabilitation with community-based methadone maintenance treatment in Hai Phong City, Vietnam

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This study compares the cost-effectiveness of centre-based compulsory rehabilitation (CCT) for substance abuse with community-based methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) in Hai Phong City, Vietnam. The project forms the basis for Thu Vuong's PhD.

Project Status: 
Completed

The feasibility and effectiveness of a family-based intervention for Indigenous Australians with alcohol dependence.

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Indigenous Australians experience a disproportionately high burden of alcohol-related harm relative to non-Indigenous Australians. These alcohol-related harms are typically cumulative, extending beyond the individual to the family and community.

Project Status: 
Current

The value of providing health interventions for heroin use: a cost benefit analysis

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Heroin use and associated harms can be reduced through effective treatment. Past research has shown that treatment for heroin dependence can be relatively cost-effective, but not whether heroin treatment overall is a good investment.

Project Status: 
Current