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|Title: ||Medicines for children: Evidence access and policy|
|Authors: ||SINHA, Yashwant|
|Issue Date: ||16-Aug-2013|
|Publisher: ||University of Sydney|
Faculty of Pharmacy
|Abstract: ||Thesis title: Medicines for children: evidence, access and policy.
Candidate: Dr Yashwant Sinha
Supervisors: Professor Jo-anne Brien (Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney)
Professor Jonathan Craig (School of Public Health, University of Sydney)
This thesis explores approval processes, access and quality of evidence supporting the use of medicines in children. There are seven chapters and four major studies. Three studies address access to medicines for children in Australia, at a national level through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and locally through public hospitals. The fourth study is a comparative study of risk of bias of published randomised controlled trials of pharmacological interventions in children.
This work systematically explores current processes and provides a new data set for therapeutic decision making in paediatric hospitals to inform policymakers. Our comparison of matched paediatric and adult randomised controlled trials explores the reasons for evidence gaps in paediatric patients and whether they may be due to problems in trial design and conduct.|
|Access Level: ||Access is restricted to staff and students of the University of Sydney . UniKey credentials are required. Non university access may be obtained by visiting the University of Sydney Library.|
|Rights and Permissions: ||The author retains copyright of this thesis. It may only be used for the purposes of research and study. It must not be used for any other purposes and may not be transmitted or shared with others without prior permission.|
|Type of Work: ||PhD Doctorate|
|Type of Publication: ||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (University of Sydney Access only)|
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