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Essentials of Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Essentials of Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Edited by Rachel Elliott and Katherine Payne



An introduction to economic evaluation.

Published16th Dec, 2004
Dimensions234 x 156 mm
Page count256


Essentials of Economic Evaluation in Healthcare is an introduction to economic evaluation.  It provides an overview of economic issues specific to healthcare, and describes the main types of economic evaluation: cost effectiveness, cost utility and cost benefit analysis.

The use of decision analysis to design and carry out economic evaluations is discussed. Preferred statistical methods for handling costs, current approaches to dealing with uncertainty and quantifying patient preferences using discrete choice experiments are explained. Each chapter contains worked examples and questions.

This book will be invaluable to pharmacists and students as well as other health professionals, researchers and managers.

• Overview of Health Economics
• Rationing Healthcare
• Costs of Healthcare
• Measuring Patient Outcomes for Use in Economic Evaluations
• Cost Effectiveness Analysis
• Cost Utility Analysis
• Cost Benefit Analysis
• Introduction to the Use of Decision Analysis in Economic Evaluations
• Using Economic Evaluations to Inform Decision-making in Healthcare
• Statistical Handling of Data in Economic Analysis
• Valuing Preferences: Useful Resources in Health Economics and Economic Evaluation
• Glossary


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