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In Absence of Absenteeism: Some Thoughts on Productivity Costs in Economic Evaluations in a Post-corona Era


  • Werner Brouwer

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Samare Huls

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Ayesha Sajjad

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Tim Kanters

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Institute for Medical Technology Assessment (iMTA))

  • Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

  • Job Exel

    (Erasmus University Rotterdam)


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  • Werner Brouwer & Samare Huls & Ayesha Sajjad & Tim Kanters & Leona Hakkaart-van Roijen & Job Exel, 2022. "In Absence of Absenteeism: Some Thoughts on Productivity Costs in Economic Evaluations in a Post-corona Era," PharmacoEconomics, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 7-11, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:pharme:v:40:y:2022:i:1:d:10.1007_s40273-021-01117-3
    DOI: 10.1007/s40273-021-01117-3

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