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Table 2 Decision problem framework for the primary prevention of asthma in children

From: Structuring and validating a cost-effectiveness model of primary asthma prevention amongst children

Framework Aspect Detail
Objective(s) To reduce the incidence of asthma diagnosis in children
To reduce the costs associated with asthma health care
To determine the value of first-degree familial asthma history as a risk indicator
Audience/Stakeholder(s) Primary care givers (primary care or welfare centre physicians, midwives, and general practice/medical assistants) and Medical specialists (pulmonology and paediatrics)
Perspective Healthcare system
Analytic time horizon Up to six years after birth
Intervention(s) Multifaceted primary prevention
Unifaceted primary prevention
Comparator Usual care
Target population Unborn child
Effect outcome(s) Objective diagnosis of asthma
Secondary: Functional status; Serum IgE levels as index of exposure to allergens from house dust mites, cats, and dogs
Cost(s) Direct health care costs;
Intervention costs
Economic evaluation Cost-effectiveness