Applied Health Economics and Health Policy

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 571–572 | Cite as

Authors’ Reply to Hussain et al.: “Cost Effectiveness of Dialysis Modalities: A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations”

  • Martin Howell
  • Rachael Walker
  • Kirsten HowardEmail author
Letter to the Editor


Compliance with Ethical Standards


No funding was received for this study. Martin Howell is funded by the Better Evidence and Translation in Chronic Kidney Disease (BEAT-CKD) National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (1092957).

Conflict of interest

Martin Howell, Rachael Walker and Kirsten Howard have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this reply.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and HealthUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Eastern Institute of TechnologyNapierNew Zealand

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