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Methods for the economic evaluation of health care programmes

Author: Drummond, Michael F. ; Sculpher, Mark J. ; Torrance, George W. ; O'Brien, Bernie J. ; Stoddart, Greg L. Series: Oxford medical publications Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) 2005.Edition: 3rd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 379 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0198529457Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes Contents 1. How to use this book 1 2. Basic types of economic evaluation 7 2.1. Why is economic evaluation important? 8 2.2. What does economic evaluation mean? 9 2.3. Do all economic evaluations use the same techniques? 12 2.4. What are the relevant costs and consequences in the economic evaluation of health care programmes? 17 3. Critical assessment of economic evaluation 27 3.1. Elements of a sound economic evaluation 27 3.2. Limitations of economic evaluation techniques 46 3.3. Conclusions 47 3.4. Critical appraisal of a published article 48 4. Cost analysis 55 4.1. Some basics 55 4.2. Allowance for differential timing of costs (discounting and the annuitization of capital expenditures) 72 4.3. Allocation of overhead costs: example 78 4.4. The role and estimation of productivity changes 78 4.5. Exercise: costing alternative radiotherapy treatments 88 4.6 Concluding remarks 92 Annex 4.1. Tutorial on methods of measuring and valuing capital costs 95 Annex 4.2. Discount tables 98 5. Cost-effectiveness analysis 103 5.1. Some basics 103 5.2. Exercise: designing a cost-effectiveness study 111 5.3. Critical appraisal of a published article 121 5.4. Use of quality of life scales in economic evaluation 124 5.5. Interpreting incremental cost-effectiveness ratios 126 5.6. From cost-effectiveness ratios to net benefits 130 5.7. Concluding remarks 133 6. Cost--utility analysis 137 6.1. Some basics 137 6.2. Utilities 140 6.3. Measuring preferences 147 6.4. Multi-attribute health status classification systems with preference scores 154 6.5. Quality-adjusted life-years 173 6.6. Advanced topics 188 6.7. Critical appraisal of a published article 190 Annex 6.1. Simulated interview 204 7. Cost--benefit analysis 211 7.1. Some basics 211 7.2. Assigning money values to health outcomes 215 7.3. What might we mean by willingness-to-pay? 223 7.4. Pragmatic measurement issues 230 7.5. Exercise: designing a contingent valuation survey for a new treatment for ovarian cancer 233 7.6. Conjoint analysis and discrete choice experiments 234 7.7. Willingness-to-pay estimates and health policy decisions 237 7.8. Conclusions 240 8. Economic evaluation using patient-level data 247 8.1. Introduction 247 8.2. Randomized trials and economic evaluation 247 8.3. Statistical analysis of patient-level data 253 8.4. Conclusions 268 8.5. Exercise: economic evaluation alongside clinical trials--a case study in osteoporosis 269 9. Economic evaluation using decision analytic modelling 277 9.1. Some basics 277 9.2. The role of decision analytic models for economic evaluation 278 9.3. Key elements of decision analytical modelling 286 9.4. The stages in the development of a decision analytic model 289 9.5. Critical appraisal of decision analytic models 307 9.6. Conclusions 308 9.7. Exercise: developing a decision analytic model 308 Annex 9.1. A suggested checklist for assessing quality in decision analytic models 315 10. Presentation and use of economic evaluation results 323 10.1. Introduction 323 10.2. Reporting formats for economic evaluation 324 10.3. Interpreting cost-effectiveness evidence 326 10.4. Transfering economic evaluation results from setting to setting 332 10.5. Problems and potential for using economic evaluation in decision-making 349 10.6. Conclusions 359 11. How to take matters further 365 11.1. Economic evaluator's survival guide 365 11.2. Additional literature 367 11.3. Looking to the future 368 Author Index 369 Subject Index 375

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