Rob Baltussen

Summary

Affiliation: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Priority setting using multiple criteria: should a lung health programme be implemented in Nepal?
    R Baltussen
    Department of Public Health, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy Plan 22:178-85. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening and correcting refractive errors in school children in Africa, Asia, America and Europe
    Rob Baltussen
    International Health Unit, Department of Public Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 89:201-15. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of selected interventions for hearing impairment in Africa and Asia: a mathematical modelling approach
    R Baltussen
    Department of Public Health International Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 48:144-58. 2009
  4. pmc Costs of screening children for hearing disorders and delivery of hearing aids in China
    Rob Baltussen
    Department of Public Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:64. 2009
  5. pmc Costs and health effects of screening and delivery of hearing aids in Tamil Nadu, India: an observational study
    Baltussen Rob
    Department of Public Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:135. 2009
  6. pmc Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Allocation (CERA) - directions for the future
    Rob Baltussen
    Department of Community and Primary Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 7:14. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Household perceptions and their implications for enrollment in the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana
    Caroline Jehu-Appiah
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, PO Box 9101, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy Plan 27:222-33. 2012
  8. pmc Elimination of HIV in South Africa through expanded access to antiretroviral therapy: a model comparison study
    Jan A C Hontelez
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands Nijmegen International Center for Health System Analysis and Education, Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa
    PLoS Med 10:e1001534. 2013
  9. pmc The impact of antiretroviral treatment on the age composition of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa
    Jan A C Hontelez
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 26:S19-30. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Costs, equity, efficiency and feasibility of identifying the poor in Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme: empirical analysis of various strategies
    Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 17:43-51. 2012

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Priority setting using multiple criteria: should a lung health programme be implemented in Nepal?
    R Baltussen
    Department of Public Health, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy Plan 22:178-85. 2007
    ..To identify and weigh the various criteria for priority setting, and to assess whether a recently evaluated lung health programme in Nepal should be considered a priority in that country...
  2. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of screening and correcting refractive errors in school children in Africa, Asia, America and Europe
    Rob Baltussen
    International Health Unit, Department of Public Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 89:201-15. 2009
    ..To estimate the costs and effects of alternative strategies for annual screening of school children for refractive errors, and the provision of spectacles, in different WHO sub-regions in Africa, Asia, America and Europe...
  3. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of selected interventions for hearing impairment in Africa and Asia: a mathematical modelling approach
    R Baltussen
    Department of Public Health International Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Int J Audiol 48:144-58. 2009
    ..In conclusion, various strategies are economically attractive to reduce the disease burden of hearing impairment around the world...
  4. pmc Costs of screening children for hearing disorders and delivery of hearing aids in China
    Rob Baltussen
    Department of Public Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:64. 2009
    ..School-based screening programs in combination with the delivery of hearing aids can alleviate this situation, but the costs of such programs are unknown...
  5. pmc Costs and health effects of screening and delivery of hearing aids in Tamil Nadu, India: an observational study
    Baltussen Rob
    Department of Public Health, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Public Health 9:135. 2009
    ..This study aims to evaluate the population-level costs, effects and cost-effectiveness of alternative delivering hearing aids models in Tamil Nadu, India..
  6. pmc Cost-Effectiveness and Resource Allocation (CERA) - directions for the future
    Rob Baltussen
    Department of Community and Primary Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 7:14. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Household perceptions and their implications for enrollment in the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana
    Caroline Jehu-Appiah
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, PO Box 9101, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy Plan 27:222-33. 2012
    ..In addition, it explores the association of these perceptions with household decisions to voluntarily enroll and remain in insurance schemes...
  8. pmc Elimination of HIV in South Africa through expanded access to antiretroviral therapy: a model comparison study
    Jan A C Hontelez
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands Nijmegen International Center for Health System Analysis and Education, Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa
    PLoS Med 10:e1001534. 2013
    ..The objective of our study is to better understand the implications of different model structures and assumptions, so as to arrive at the best possible predictions of the long-term impact of UTT and the possibility of elimination of HIV...
  9. pmc The impact of antiretroviral treatment on the age composition of the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa
    Jan A C Hontelez
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 26:S19-30. 2012
    ..We quantify the change in the age composition of HIV-infected people in all countries in SSA...
  10. doi request reprint Costs, equity, efficiency and feasibility of identifying the poor in Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme: empirical analysis of various strategies
    Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 17:43-51. 2012
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Identification of poor households for premium exemptions in Ghana's National Health Insurance Scheme: empirical analysis of three strategies
    Genevieve Cecilia Aryeetey
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University, Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 15:1544-52. 2010
    ..The primary motivation was to inform implementation of the National Health Insurance policy of premium exemptions for the poorest households...
  12. doi request reprint Setting priorities for health interventions in developing countries: a review of empirical studies
    Sitaporn Youngkong
    Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education, Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 14:930-9. 2009
    ..To assess and summarize empirical studies on priority-setting in developing countries...
  13. doi request reprint Efficiency, equity and feasibility of strategies to identify the poor: an application to premium exemptions under National Health Insurance in Ghana
    Caroline Jehu-Appiah
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 95:166-73. 2010
    ..This paper outlines the potential strategies to identify the poor, and assesses their feasibility, efficiency and equity. Analyses are illustrated for the case of premium exemptions under National Health Insurance (NHI) in Ghana...
  14. doi request reprint Costs, effects and cost-effectiveness of breast cancer control in Ghana
    Sten G Zelle
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 17:1031-43. 2012
    ..To achieve this and to guide policy makers in their selection of interventions, this study systematically compares costs and effects of breast cancer control interventions in Ghana...
  15. pmc Cost-effectiveness analysis of breast cancer control interventions in peru
    Sten G Zelle
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e82575. 2013
    ..To support breast cancer control in Peru, this study aims to determine the cost-effectiveness of different breast cancer control interventions relevant for the Peruvian context...
  16. doi request reprint Unsustainable funding of high-burden tuberculosis control programmes: who is responsible?
    Verena Mauch
    Radboud University Medical Center, Department of Primary and Community Care, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 17:1044-6. 2012
    ..Moreover, it is the responsibility of both to ensure essential items to be funded by government sources to avoid a collapse of programmes once aid is withdrawn...
  17. pmc The impact of the new WHO antiretroviral treatment guidelines on HIV epidemic dynamics and cost in South Africa
    Jan A C Hontelez
    Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e21919. 2011
    ..South Africa decided to adopt this strategy for pregnant and TB co-infected patients only. We estimated the impact of fully adopting the new WHO guidelines on HIV epidemic dynamics and associated costs...
  18. pmc Cost effectiveness of strategies to combat vision and hearing loss in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia: mathematical modelling study
    Rob Baltussen
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, PO Box 9101 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMJ 344:e615. 2012
    ..To determine the relative costs, effects, and cost effectiveness of selected interventions to control cataract, trachoma, refractive error, hearing loss, meningitis and chronic otitis media...
  19. pmc From papers to practices: district level priority setting processes and criteria for family planning, maternal, newborn and child health interventions in Tanzania
    Dereck Chitama
    Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Womens Health 11:46. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Multi-criteria decision analysis to prioritize health interventions: Capitalizing on first experiences
    Rob Baltussen
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, 6500HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    Health Policy 96:262-4. 2010
    ..e. to indicate general perceptions on priorities without defining the allocation of resources in a precise fashion. This use of MCDA can have far-reaching and constructive influences on policy formulation...
  21. doi request reprint Equity aspects of the National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana: Who is enrolling, who is not and why?
    Caroline Jehu-Appiah
    Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands
    Soc Sci Med 72:157-65. 2011
    ..Policy makers need to recognize that extending enrollment will require recognition of all these complex factors in their design of interventions to stimulate enrollment...
  22. pmc Criteria for priority setting of HIV/AIDS interventions in Thailand: a discrete choice experiment
    Sitaporn Youngkong
    Nijmegen International Center for Health Systems Research and Education NICHE, Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:197. 2010
    ..Also, it is not clear whether different stakeholders share similar preferences...