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Telephone assistance for smoking cessation: one year cost effectiveness estimations
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    Re: The Cost of Recruitment

    Nathan K Cobb raises an important point. This paper has been reviewed by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination [1], which provides critical assessments of the quality of economic evaluations. They raised this issue along with some other noteworthy points relating to the costs of the program. Specifically, the costs and the quantities were not reported separately, which limits the generalisability of the authors' results...

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    The Cost of Recruitment

    McAlister and his co-authors make an extremely valuable contribution to the ongoing debates of health care costs in the form of their estimate of the cost efficacy of a telephone quit line. The publication of this data should provide new evidence to convince payors to cover cessation.

    However, since recruitment costs were excluded, it is difficult to make broader public health decisions based on these estimates....

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