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Research Article

Clinical Benefits, Costs, and Cost-Effectiveness of Neonatal Intensive Care in Mexico

  • Jochen Profit,

    Affiliations: Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, Section of Neonatology, Houston, Texas, United States of America, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Diana Lee,

    Affiliation: Harvard University, Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John A. Zupancic,

    Affiliations: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Neonatology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • LuAnn Papile,

    Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, Section of Neonatology, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Cristina Gutierrez,

    Affiliation: Mexican Ministry of Health, Economic Analysis Unit, México D.F., Mexico

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  • Sue J. Goldie,

    Affiliations: Harvard University, Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Health Decision Science, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Eduardo Gonzalez-Pier,

    Affiliation: Fundación Mexicana para la Salud, México D.F., Mexico

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  • Joshua A. Salomon mail

    jsalomon@hsph.harvard.edu

    Affiliations: Harvard University, Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Health Decision Science, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 14, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000379

About the Authors

Jochen Profit, LuAnn Papile
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital, Section of Neonatology, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Jochen Profit
Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Health Services Research, Houston, Texas, United States of America
Diana Lee, Sue J. Goldie, Joshua A. Salomon
Harvard University, Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
John A. Zupancic
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Neonatology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
John A. Zupancic
Harvard Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Newborn Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cristina Gutierrez
Mexican Ministry of Health, Economic Analysis Unit, México D.F., Mexico
Sue J. Goldie
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sue J. Goldie, Joshua A. Salomon
Harvard School of Public Health, Center for Health Decision Science, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Eduardo Gonzalez-Pier
Fundación Mexicana para la Salud, México D.F., Mexico
Joshua A. Salomon
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jsalomon@hsph.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

Josh Salomon is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: JP DL JAZ LP CG SJG EGP JAS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: JP DL JAZ LP CG SJG EGP JAS JAS. Designed the experiments/the study: JP JAZ JAS. Analyzed the data: JP DL JAS. Collected data/did experiments for the study: JP DL LP CG EGP JAS. Wrote the first draft of the paper: JP JAS. Assisted with approach and selection of data inputs; assisted with interpretation of results: JAZ. Developed the model: JP JAS. Contributed to revision of the paper: JP DL JAZ LP CG SJG EGP JAS. Contributed to the study design and identification of data requirements for the model: SJG.