by A Jones M; Smith M; Lewis S; et al, Addiction, vol 114, no 2, February 2019, pp 353-365
Tobacco smoking during pregnancy remains a major global public health concern estimated to cost £23.5 million annually in the United Kingdom alone.
With many mothers exposing themselves and their offspring to both pregnancy‐related and long‐term risks associated with smoking, economic evaluation is important for demonstrating the value for money afforded by programmes competing for scarce health‐care resources.
Previous evaluations of smoking cessation interventions for pregnant women have been inconsistent, making comparison of findings difficult.
The authors of this latest research describe the Economics of Smoking in Pregnancy (ESIP) model which was designed to address these limitations and how ESIP estimates the cost‐effectiveness of a within‐pregnancy cessation intervention by using the data from a recently published trial.
The study was conducted as part of a programme funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research programme (RP‐PG‐0109‐10020).
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