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This article is part of the supplement: The Lives Saved Tool in 2013: new capabilities and applications

Open Access Introduction

Overview of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST)

Neff Walker*, Yvonne Tam and Ingrid K Friberg

Author Affiliations

Institute for International Programs and Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13(Suppl 3):S1  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S1

Published: 17 September 2013

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the historical development and current status of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST). The paper provides a general explanation of the modeling approach used in the model with links to web sites and other articles with more details. It also details the development process in developing both the model structure as well as the assumptions used in the model. The paper provides information about how LiST has been and is currently being used by various organizations and within national health programs. We also provide a review of the work that has been done to try to validate the outputs of the model.