Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health. A Practical Approach. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2218182
  • November 2007
  • 288 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This second edition of Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health reviews issues and methods of assessing health care technologies and related programs. It emphasizes methods to perform economic evaluations, such as cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis; methods to assess efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of health care technologies; effectiveness research; and applications to clinical and public policy. The book provides in-depth discussion of the uses and conducting of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in public health, health services, and medicine. It explores cost-effectiveness in the context of societal decision making for resource allocation purposes. Chapter topics include: Defining and explaining cost-effectiveness, principles of cost-effectiveness analysis, how to develop a research project, working with costs, probabilities and models, calculating life expectancy, working with health-related quality of life measures, calculating quality-adjusted life years, conducting a sensitivity analysis, preparing your study for publication, working with data, and finding the data you need.

“For instructors, data sets and other ancillary materials are freely available

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Table of contents

Chapter One: Introduction To Cost-Effectiveness

Chapter Two: Principles of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Chapter Three: Developing A Research Project

Chapter Four: Working With Costs

Chapter Five: Probabilities and Models

Chapter Six: Calculating Life Expectancy

Chapter Seven: Working With Health Related Quality Of Life Measures

Chapter Eight: Calculating Qalys

Chapter Nine: Conducting A Sensitivity Analysis

Chapter Ten: Preparing Your Study For Publication

Chapter Eleven: Working With Data

Chapter Twelve: Finding The Data You Need

Appendix 1: Answers to Questions

Appendix 2. Life expectancy and quality adjusted life expectancy tables from the National Center for Health Statistics.

Appendix 3. EuroQol instrument and weighting scheme.

Appendix 4. Diagnosis, Charges, Medicare Reimbursement, Average Length of Stay, and Cost-to Charge Ratio by DRG, 2004.1

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"Few authors share Dr. Muennig's gift for reducing a complex topic to a series of practical steps that mere mortals can easily follow. This instruction manual for cost-effectiveness research, as the author accurately describes it, provides numerous tips and real-world examples. The book is essential reading for anyone designing a pharmacoeconomic or comparative-effectiveness clinical study." (Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices, November 2010)

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