6th Annual Tufts-CEVR’s Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Paper of the Year Award Winner

The Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR) at Tufts Medical Center is pleased to announce the winner of our 6th annual Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) Paper of the Year Award.

The winner is…

Nguyen TM, Tonmukayakul U, Khanh-Dao Le L, et al. Modeled health economic and equity impact on dental caries and health outcomes from a 20% sugar sweetened beverages tax in Australia. Health Econ. 2023;32(11):2568-2582. doi:10.1002/hec.4739

This study assesses the impact of a 20% sugar sweetened beverages tax (SSB) on preventing dental caries in the Australian population. Using a Markov model, the research finds that implementing the tax results in significant cost savings, decreased decayed teeth, and reduced disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) over both a 10-year and lifetime period. Overall, the study suggests that a 20% SSB tax in Australia would be beneficial for both public health and economic outcomes, promoting health equity in the process.

Tan Minh’s paper was chosen from a competitive pool of 28 nominations for its novelty and exemplary use of health equity considerations in economic evaluations. Each paper underwent a blinded review by CEVR directors and faculty members, who evaluated the submissions for methodological quality, timeliness, and potential influence on policy or clinical decision-making. The top three papers with the highest faculty ratings were then reviewed by CEVR’s CEA Registry Scientific Advisory Board using the same criteria.

The two other finalists were:

  • Putri, S., Saldi, S.R.F., Khoe, L.C. et al. Cetuximab as first-line treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC): a model-based economic evaluation in Indonesia setting. BMC Cancer 23, 731 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-023-11253-y
  • Waldmann, T., Schaible, J., Stiawa, M. et al. The cost-utility of an intervention for children and adolescents with a parent having a mental illness in the framework of the German health and social care system: a health economic evaluation of a randomized controlled trial. Child Adolesc Psychiatry Ment Health 17, 141 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13034-023-00693-w

CEVR will announce a call for submissions for the 7th annual Paper of the Year Award in the fall of this year.

6th Annual Tufts-CEVR’s Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Paper of the Year Award Winner

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