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Liquid gold: the cost-effectiveness of urine sample collection methods for young precontinent children

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  • Contributors JK was the lead author of the manuscript. All authors contributed to the initial study design. JK completed the literature review and acquired all data for the clinician survey, process mapping and cost analysis. JK designed the economic model and completed the analysis with substantial input from AK and KD who supervised the modelling and interpretation of results. PAB and FEB contributed to clinical aspects of the model. JK wrote the first draft of the manuscript, and all authors contributed to revising the manuscript. All authors had final approval of the version to be published. JK and KD take responsibility for the paper as a whole.

  • Funding JK is supported in part by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and Melbourne Children’s Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship. FEB is supported in part by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship and Melbourne Children’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship. PAB is supported in part by a Melbourne Children’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship. KD and AJK declare no funding related to this paper. The RCH Melbourne receives infrastructure support from the Victorian Government’s Infrastructure Support Program, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study protocol (HREC reference 35083E) was approved by the Royal Children’s Hospital human research ethics committee. All participants gave informed consent.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors JK was the lead author of the manuscript. All authors contributed to the initial study design. JK completed the literature review and acquired all data for the clinician survey, process mapping and cost analysis. JK designed the economic model and completed the analysis with substantial input from AK and KD who supervised the modelling and interpretation of results. PAB and FEB contributed to clinical aspects of the model. JK wrote the first draft of the manuscript, and all authors contributed to revising the manuscript. All authors had final approval of the version to be published. JK and KD take responsibility for the paper as a whole.

  • Funding JK is supported in part by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and Melbourne Children’s Postgraduate Health Research Scholarship. FEB is supported in part by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship and Melbourne Children’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship. PAB is supported in part by a Melbourne Children’s Clinician Scientist Fellowship. KD and AJK declare no funding related to this paper. The RCH Melbourne receives infrastructure support from the Victorian Government’s Infrastructure Support Program, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study protocol (HREC reference 35083E) was approved by the Royal Children’s Hospital human research ethics committee. All participants gave informed consent.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information.

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