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Welcome to the PEDE Project

Methods for the conduct of economic evaluations have evolved over time to improve the quality of evidence for allocation decisions. However, child health differs from adult health in important ways. As a result, there are aspects to the measurement of costs and consequences that are unique to the paediatric population.

The goal of the Paediatric Economic Database Evaluation (PEDE) Project is to provide tools and promote research to advance the field of child health economic evaluation.

The PEDE database contains detailed information on over 4,000 paediatric economic evaluations published over the past 40 years. It also includes an inventory of health state utility weights reported in cost-utility analyses.

The PEDE research program is focused on identifying trends in publication, developing tools for quality appraisal, and addressing the challenges surrounding health state valuation in children.

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PEDE was voted “Website of the Month” in December 2018 by the Health Economics and Decision Science Group of School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield, UK