Damian Walker

Summary

Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Economics methods in Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health related interventions
    Ian Shemilt
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:55. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of parasitic diseases: a critique of the internal and external validity of published studies
    D Walker
    Health Economics and Financing Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 5:237-49. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint The economics of TB control in developing countries
    Damian Walker
    Health Economics, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 4:359-68. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost and cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in developing countries: is there an evidence base?
    Damian Walker
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Health Policy Plan 18:4-17. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Forgotten but not gone: the continuing scourge of congenital syphilis
    Damian G Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:432-6. 2002
  6. pmc An economic analysis of midwifery training programmes in South Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Damian Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    Bull World Health Organ 80:47-55. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Allowing for differential timing in cost analyses: discounting and annualization
    Damian Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 17:112-8. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of tuberculosis diagnostic tests in disease control: how can it be modelled and what additional information is needed?
    D Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 5:1099-108. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint How do we determine whether community health workers are cost-effective? Some core methodological issues
    Damian G Walker
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    J Community Health 30:221-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of communicable disease interventions in developing countries: a critical review of the published literature
    D Walker
    Health Economics and Financing Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Econ 9:681-98. 2000

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Economics methods in Cochrane systematic reviews of health promotion and public health related interventions
    Ian Shemilt
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:55. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of parasitic diseases: a critique of the internal and external validity of published studies
    D Walker
    Health Economics and Financing Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 5:237-49. 2000
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint The economics of TB control in developing countries
    Damian Walker
    Health Economics, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 4:359-68. 2003
    ..This article will look at each of these issues, and in particular their costs, in turn, and suggest areas in which economics can help to develop solutions to them...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cost and cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in developing countries: is there an evidence base?
    Damian Walker
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Health Policy Plan 18:4-17. 2003
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Forgotten but not gone: the continuing scourge of congenital syphilis
    Damian G Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet Infect Dis 2:432-6. 2002
    ..A task-force approach to defining the most appropriate interventions together with support for some research should be a priority for support under the Global Health Fund...
  6. pmc An economic analysis of midwifery training programmes in South Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Damian Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
    Bull World Health Organ 80:47-55. 2002
    ..It was not clear whether the training programmes were more or less cost-effective than other safe motherhood interventions because the nature of the outcome measures hindered comparison...
  7. ncbi request reprint Allowing for differential timing in cost analyses: discounting and annualization
    Damian Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 17:112-8. 2002
    ..This paper presents methods to both discount and annualize costs, and discusses rules-of-thumb to decide when to make these adjustments...
  8. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of tuberculosis diagnostic tests in disease control: how can it be modelled and what additional information is needed?
    D Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 5:1099-108. 2001
    ..Finally, the article identifies economic and epidemiological factors that are likely to change results in different settings...
  9. ncbi request reprint How do we determine whether community health workers are cost-effective? Some core methodological issues
    Damian G Walker
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    J Community Health 30:221-9. 2005
    ..Therefore, this paper aims to examine the means by which economic methods can be extended to provide evidence regarding the cost-effectiveness of CHWs in developing countries...
  10. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of communicable disease interventions in developing countries: a critical review of the published literature
    D Walker
    Health Economics and Financing Programme, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Econ 9:681-98. 2000
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint The quality of care by private practitioners for sexually transmitted diseases in Uganda
    D Walker
    Health Policy Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Policy Plan 16:35-40. 2001
    ..001); and are more likely to prescribe appropriate drugs 82% of the time compared with 27%, a mean difference of 55% (p < 0.001). This small study suggests that PSPs can help improve the management of STDs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cost and cost-effectiveness guidelines: which ones to use?
    D Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Health Policy Plan 16:113-21. 2001
    ..Finally, it compares and discusses the appropriate uses and limitations of the guidelines, with particular emphasis on those developed for applications in developing countries...
  13. ncbi request reprint Allowing for uncertainty in economic evaluations: qualitative sensitivity analysis
    D Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 16:435-43. 2001
    ..But in the meantime, an increase in the number of evaluators undertaking a wider range of sensitivity analysis would improve the quality of evidence for, and outcomes of, decision-making...
  14. ncbi request reprint Are vaccination sites in Bangladesh scale efficient?
    Vivian Valdmanis
    Health Economics and Financing Program, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 19:692-7. 2003
    ..The overall aim of this study is to discern whether and to what degree vaccination sites exhibit constant returns to scale...
  15. ncbi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of HIV preventive measures among injecting drug users in Svetlogorsk, Belarus
    Lilani Kumaranayake
    HIVTools Research Group, Health Policy Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Addiction 99:1565-76. 2004
    ..Economic evaluation methods were adapted to consider the effect of an 8-month financing gap that negatively impacted on project implementation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of water quality interventions for preventing diarrhoeal disease in developing countries
    Thomas Clasen
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel St, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Water Health 5:599-608. 2007
    ..In addition to cost-effectiveness, choices among water quality interventions must be guided by local conditions, user preferences, potential for cost recovery from beneficiaries and other factors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Introducing hepatitis B virus vaccine into the Expanded Programme on Immunization in Bangladesh: a proposed method to evaluate whether the existing infrastructure has the capacity
    Annalisa Trama
    Health Services Systems Research, Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 23:25-33. 2005
    ..By measuring the capacity of capital equipment, the study has illustrated that the measurement of resource-use rates provides useful information about the burden that a new vaccine places on the EPI...
  18. pmc Variation in the costs of delivering routine immunization services in Peru
    D Walker
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, England
    Bull World Health Organ 82:676-82. 2004
    ..This paper presents information on the variations in costs of delivering routine immunization services in three diverse districts of Peru: Ayacucho (a mountainous area), San Martin (a jungle area) and Lima (a coastal area)...
  19. ncbi request reprint Cost data for individual patients included in clinical studies: no amount of statistical analysis can compensate for inadequate costing methods
    Nicholas Graves
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
    Health Econ 11:735-9. 2002
    ..For the results of clinical studies to be valid both cost methods and the methods used for the statistical analysis of cost data should be of a high quality...
  20. ncbi request reprint Cost and unit cost calculations using step-down accounting
    Lesong Conteh
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Policy Plan 19:127-35. 2004
    ..Therefore, this paper, using a worked example, illustrates the different steps involved to generate cost and unit costs for a small hospital...
  21. ncbi request reprint Surviving the impact of HIV-related illness in the Zambian business sector
    Lorna Guinness
    Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 17:353-63. 2003
    ..This would foster the development of more appropriate responses to the epidemic in Zambia and the region as a whole...
  22. pmc A factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme on pneumonia incidence, walking capacity and body mass index in older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CEN
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nutr J 6:14. 2007
    ..trial registration: isrctn48153354...
  23. ncbi request reprint BSR & BHPR, BOA, RCGP and BSAC guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults
    G Coakley
    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 45:1039-41. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Introduction of Hib vaccine into national immunization programmes: a descriptive analysis of global trends
    Isabelle A Rossi
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Rue du Bugnon 17, 1005 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Vaccine 25:7075-80. 2007
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Achieving child survival goals: potential contribution of community health workers
    Andy Haines
    Director s office, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Lancet 369:2121-31. 2007
    ..The introduction of large-scale programmes for community health workers requires evaluation to document the impact on child survival and cost effectiveness and to elucidate factors associated with success and sustainability...
  26. ncbi request reprint Congenital syphilis: a continuing but neglected problem
    Godfrey J A Walker
    c o Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Liverpool, First Floor, Liverpool Women s NHS Foundation Trust, Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS, UK
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 12:198-206. 2007
    ..There is an urgent need for international health agencies to support focused approaches to tackling the tragedy of continuing congenital syphilis. This could be a part of a pro-poor strategy to meet the Millennium Development Goals...
  27. pmc Prevention of congenital syphilis--time for action
    Damian G Walker
    Bull World Health Organ 82:401. 2004
  28. ncbi request reprint Would universal antenatal screening for HIV infection be cost-effective in a setting of very low prevalence? Modelling the data for Australia
    Nicholas Graves
    School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Centre for Health Care Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Infect Dis 190:166-74. 2004
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Vaccine-preventable haemophilus influenza type B disease burden and cost-effectiveness of infant vaccination in Indonesia
    Bradford D Gessner
    Agence de Medecine Preventive, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:438-43. 2008
    ..Most of Asia, including Indonesia, does not use Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines. We estimated total vaccine-preventable disease burden and the cost-effectiveness of Hib conjugate vaccine in Indonesia...
  30. ncbi request reprint Poverty and access to health care in developing countries
    David H Peters
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Rm E8132, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1136:161-71. 2008
    ..The challenge remains to find ways to ensure that vulnerable populations have a say in how strategies are developed, implemented, and accounted for in ways that demonstrate improvements in access by the poor...
  31. doi request reprint Economic welfare implications of differently structured vision care markets
    Kevin D Frick
    Br J Ophthalmol 92:301-2. 2008