Arthorn Riewpaiboon

Arthorn Riewpaiboon
Mahidol University | MU · Faculty of Pharmacy

PhD

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Introduction
Arthorn Riewpaiboon is an associate professor and director of master and PhD programs in Social, Economics and Administrative Pharmacy. He wrote a chapter of Measuring Cost in the Thai National Health Technology Assessment Guidelines. He developed the standard cost lists for health technology assessment. Other than teaching, he has gained experiences as an international consultant for the International Vaccine Institute and WHO working in 10 countries in Asia and Africa.
Additional affiliations
January 1989 - present
Mahidol University
Position
  • Director of MSc and PhD program in Social, Economic and Administrative Pharmacy
Education
January 1994 - August 1998
School of Pharmacy Curtin University of Technology
Field of study
  • Pharmacoeconomics

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Publications (108)
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In Burundi, malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in children under five. This results in high clinical burden of the disease; however, its economic burden remains unknown. The aim of this study was to estimate the economic burden associated with malaria in Burundi and explore the factors that can affect the costs. Thi...
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Background: The community case management (CCM) program for malaria control is a community-based strategy implemented to regulate malaria in children in Burundi. This study compared the cost and utility of implementing the CCM program combined with health facility management (HFM) versus HFM alone for malaria control in children under five in Buru...
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Objectives Myanmar faces a growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus, which has significant impact on the individual health and health service system; nevertheless, reliable cost estimate for treating diabetes is still unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the treatment cost of hospitalization by type 2 diabetes mellitus and the associ...
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Background: Two metrics, quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) and disability-adjusted life-year (DALY), have been commonly used to measure health benefits associated with health interventions. This study aimed to explore the effect of the choice of health metric (DALY or QALY) on economic evaluation conclusion. Methods: A previous published model f...
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Background In 2016, diarrhea killed around 7 children aged under 5 years per 1000 live births in Burundi. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden associated with diarrhea in Burundi and to examine factors affecting the cost to provide economic evidence useful for the policymaking about clinical management of diarrhea. Metho...
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Purpose: We aimed to determine the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic tests, ie, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET⁄CT) for para-aortic lymph node detection (PALND), in locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) patients (stages IB3-IVA) wi...
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Objective: To evaluate cost of illness of locally advanced cervical cancer patients from societal perspective in three scenarios including completely cured without severe late side effects (S1), completely cured with late grade 3-4 gastrointestinal side effects (S2.1) or genitourinary side effects (S2.2), and disease recurrence and death (S3). Me...
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This study aims to determine economic burden or cost of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and its consequences from patient perspective and to examine factors influencing the cost. This is a prevalence‐based cost‐of‐illness (COI) study. A cross‐sectional survey was carried out in Yangon, Myanmar during March and April 2018. Face‐to‐face structured...
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Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of community case management (CCM) program of childhood diarrhea by providing oral rehydration salts and zinc through community health workers in Burundi. Methods: A cost-effectiveness analysis study using a Markov modeling approach was undertaken to assess the CCM program of diarrhe...
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Introduction : World Health Organization (WHO) recommends rotavirus vaccine for all national immunization programs (NIPs). To provide country-specific evidence, we conducted economic evaluation of a monovalent rotavirus vaccination using specific data of the pilot phase in Thailand. Method A Markov model was adopted to compare the 2020 birth cohor...
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Background: Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of premature mortality, incurring substantial economic costs. Aims: To estimate the rate and cost of premature mortality attributable to smoking in the 24 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries in 2015. Methods: Smoking attributable fractions were estimated. Twenty-four smoking-related dise...
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Background In Burundi, diarrhea is the third leading cause of mortality among children under five years of age. This study conducted an economic analysis of rotavirus vaccination program in Burundi. Methods A Markov model was constructed to simulate clinical and economic outcomes for the 2019 birth cohort for a period of 5 years. Empirical costing...
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Efforts to develop the financing methods is needed to strengthen the Indonesia’s recently implemented universal health coverage system. Hospital cost data is urgently needed to calculate the unit cost of medical services that is important to evaluate the reimbursement rate setting. The most recent approach to calculate unit cost of medical services...
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Maternal health still remains a major challenge in almost all developing countries. In Myanmar, the country met only 62% of its target for the maternal mortality rate (130 per 100,000 live birth) even though proportion of skilled birth attendant (SBA) and antenatal care (ANC) coverage was 80% in 2015. Despite the estimated large maternal complicati...
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Patient record data & cost calculation file.xlsx. (XLSX)
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Cancers including cervical cancer are leading causes of mortality in Lao PDR. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been introduced as a pilot project. As a part the evaluation, program cost of the school-based vaccination was estimated. We employed an ingredient-based/ bottom-up costing study of incremental vaccine delivery cost using the WHO...
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Objectives Although interferon beta-1a (IFNß−1a), 1b (IFNß−1b), and fingolimod have been approved as multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments, they have not yet been included on the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) formulary in Thailand. This study aimed to evaluate the cost-utility of MS treatments compared with best supportive care (BSC) bas...
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Background: Rotavirus diarrhea is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in young children in both developed and developing countries. Hospitalization costs are a significant burden of both governments and households. The objective of this study was to estimate the economic burden associated with the hospitalization of children with non-rota...
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Background – Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major health threat worldwide as it brings about poorer outcomes and places economic burdens to society. This study aims to estimate the economic burdens from nosocomial infections (NI) caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria in Thailand. Research design and methods – A retrospective cohort stu...
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Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) and neuromyelitis optica spectrum (NMOSD) cause several symptoms that negatively impact on patient's quality of life. No study has ever conducted to examine the quality of life of MS and NMOSD patients, especially in terms of health utility, among the non-western population. This study aims to examine health uti...
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Introduction: In Vietnam, since 2011 a National Influenza Surveillance System in Vietnam has implemented Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) surveillance to assemble information and inform administrational and methods of prevention. Children and elderly people belonging high risk-group are recommended for vaccination whereas, need for cost ef...
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Context: The unit costs of hospital services are essential for hospital and public health management. There are alternative methods on the costing with different results. The relative value unit (RVU) method, which is also known as the “weight procedure method”, is a method universally used in many countries due to its applicability. Aims: This stu...
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Context: Health-care expenditure is increasing worldwide. To control costs and increase efficiency, health economics has been applied by hospital management. Determining the unit cost of medical services is essential for health economics analysis, including health-care financing. Aims: The aim of this study is, therefore, to explore the unit cost a...
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Introduction: Costing information is vitally important for public health management. It is applied in relation to priority setting concerning health problems, cost control, health economic evaluation, and health-care financing. When calculating the cost of illness as well as the cost of the health-care program, the cost of the same quantity of util...
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Background: Dengue fever is a major public health concern in many parts of the tropics and subtropics. The first dengue vaccine has already been licensed in six countries. Given the growing interests in the effective use of the vaccine, it is critical to understand the economic burden of dengue fever to guide decision-makers in setting health poli...
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The number of days lost due to illness. (DOCX)
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The distribution of patients by education and income. (TIF)
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Average economic burden of dengue fever per episode in PPP. (DOCX)
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Background: Rotavirus diarrhea is a major health problem among young children worldwide with potential negative impacts on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study assessed the impact of rotavirus diarrhea on HRQoL of children and their caregivers. Methods: We performed a cross-sectional study among 460 hospitalized children with diarr...
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Objectives: To gain insight into the most suitable foreign value set among Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, and UK value sets for calculating the EuroQol five-dimensional questionnaire index score (utility) among patients with cervical cancer in Indonesia. Methods: Data from 87 patients with cervical cancer recruited from a referral hospital in Yog...
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Introduction: The cervical cancer-related burden is an important problem in Southeast Asian (SEA) countries. However, only 3 out of 11 countries implement the comprehensive prevention program. Areas covered: This is a retrospective review from all relevant studies until 2015 from two main databases, MEDLINE/Pubmed and Embase in order to provide an...
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Health seeking behaviour depends on trust in the health services and cost of services. Determinants of health seeking behavior include socio-economic status, culture, politic and current health. During the past decades, health seeking behavior has changed from traditional to western medicine and from public to private hospitals. Estimating this cha...
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Childhood pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. The estimates of the economic burden of these illnesses will be beneficial to the design of effective treatment, management of resources, and evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of health interventions. Nevertheless, a systematic review of the economic cost of treatment of pneumonia in...
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Stroke is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide and has a large economic cost. The hospital-associated cost for acute treatment is a major component of the annual cost for stroke. In this study, we aimed to determine the direct medical costs of acute ischemic stroke treatment per patient admitted to a tertiary level government hospit...
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Background Rotavirus is the most common etiology of diarrhea-associated hospitalizations and clinic visits in Vietnamese children < 5 years old. To estimate the economic burden of rotavirus-associated formal healthcare encounters, an economic study was conducted. MethodsA cost-of-illness study was performed from a societal perspective. Data were co...
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Background: There is a need to identify rational criteria and set priorities for vaccines. In Thailand, many licensed vaccines are being considering for introduction into the Expanded Program on Immunization; thus, the government has to make decisions about which vaccines should be adopted. This study aimed to set priorities for new vaccines and t...
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Recently, many costing studies have been conducted in Vietnam but up until now, there is no statistics on detail of these studies. The aim of this systematic review is to analyse the trend and situation of costing studies in Vietnam. The study was designed as a systematic review. The publications were searched in PubMed database between the year 20...
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This study tries to provide a comparative analysis of the systematic review of economic evaluation literature available about vaccines. PubMed database were searched by using the following keywords: “vaccination/economics [MeSH]”. All articles were included if: 1) A literature or systematic review of vaccination studies; 2) primary or secondary dat...
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Objective: Externalities, could be positive or negative effects, occur in almost all daily life including vaccination activities. This paper aimed to presents a literature review of the concept of vaccination externalities and its application in pharmacoeconomic/economic evaluation studies. Methods: The literature review was conducted to achieve th...
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This review aimed to explore the research situation in Southeast Asian countries on the pharmacoeconomic studies of vaccination. A systematic literature search was conducted in July 2013 using the Medline electronic database with the PubMed interface. The methodological quality of the study was assessed against the CHEC criteria list for good repor...
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This study aimed to conduct an economic analysis of the transition of the conventional vaccine supply and logistics systems to the vendor managed inventory (VMI) system in Thailand. Cost analysis of health care program. An ingredients based approach was used to design the survey and collect data for an economic analysis of the immunization supply a...
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Evaluation of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in cervical cancer patients is important in order to design the interventions for improving patient outcomes. Reports of HRQOL among cervical cancer patients in Indonesia are limited. Moreover, measurement using EQ-5D-3L is to our best knowledge has hitherto not been performed. This study aimed t...
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Objectives: To estimate the utility scores for diarrheal children aged under 5 years and their caregivers and to identify the influencing factors which affected on these. Methods: Hospitalized diarrheal children aged between 2 months and 5 years and their caregivers at were recruited in this cross-sectional study at three hospitals in Phetchabun pr...
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The aim of this study was to estimate the economic burden of typhoid fever in Pemba, Zanzibar, East Africa. This study was an incidence-based cost-of-illness analysis from a societal perspective. It covered new episodes of blood culture-confirmed typhoid fever in patients presenting at the outpatient or inpatient departments of three district hospi...
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This analysis was undertaken to generate a set of standard costs for medical services and those incurred by patient receiving treatment, for use in health economic evaluations. Medical service unit cost data were derived from a survey of 3,091 hospital medical services in five hospitals, disaggregated by type of hospital (district or provincial/reg...
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The provision of guidelines on cost measurement for health economic evaluations enable research to be more standardized and hence more comparable, which offers clear benefits for policy formulation and health management. The guidelines herein focus on three aspects-the cost of health intervention/health care programs, the cost of illness/health ris...
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Economic evaluations of hepatitis A vaccination are important to assist national and international policy makers in different jurisdictions on making effective decisions. Up to now, a comprehensive review of the potential health and economic benefits on hepatitis A vaccination in middle-income countries (MICs) has not been performed yet. In this st...
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To estimate the total financial burden of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection for Vietnam by quantifying the direct medical, the direct nonmedical, and indirect costs among patients with various stages of chronic HBV infection.Methods Direct medical cost data were retrieved retrospectively from medical histories of inpatients and outpatients...
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Severe diarrhea caused by rotavirus is a health problem worldwide, including Thailand. The World Health Organization has recommended incorporating rotavirus vaccination into national immunization programs. This policy has been implemented in several countries, but not in Thailand where the mortality rate is not high. This leads to the question of w...
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This study assessed health and economic impacts of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Thailand under societal perspective by using the secondary data on hospitalizations and nosocomial infections from 1,023 hospitals. A total of 87,751 hospitalizations developed nosocomial infections due to 5 major bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae,...
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Cost estimation is important in assessing a health system’s performance. However, most of the costing system that presently exists presumes that all patients consume exactly the same amount of resources, and little attention is paid to costs at the patient level. Thailand has used Thai DRG for the prospective payment of inpatient care with a closed...
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Objectives This study aimed to develop a hospital pharmaceutical service model, together with a costing template for unit cost analysis and to analyse unit costs of hospital pharmaceutical services. Methods The study was designed on the basis of activity-based costing. A model of the services was set up by consensus of the working group. Pharmaceu...
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Objective The study estimated cost of illness from the provider's perspective for diabetic patients who received treatment during the fiscal year 2008 at Waritchaphum Hospital, a 30-bed public district hospital in Sakhon Nakhon province in northeastern Thailand. Methods This retrospective, prevalence-based cost-of-illness study looked at 475 random...
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The Thai healthcare setting has seen patients with cervical cancer experience an increasing burden of morbidity and mortality, a stagnation in the performance of cervical screening programmes and the introduction of a vaccine for the prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. This study aims to identify the optimum mix of interventions tha...
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To explore the cost-effectiveness of parenteral artesunate for the treatment of severe malaria in children and its potential impact on hospital budgets. The costs of inpatient care of children with severe malaria were assessed in four of the 11 sites included in the African Quinine Artesunate Malaria Treatment trial, conducted with over 5400 childr...