Meta-Analysis, Decision Analysis, and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Methods for Quantitative…

Hardcover | November 15, 1999

byDiana B. Petitti

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Meta-analysis, decision analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis are the cornerstones of evidence-based medicine. These related quantitative methods have become essential tools in the formulation of clinical and public policy based on the synthesis of evidence. All three methods are taughtwith increasing frequency in medical schools and schools of public health and in health policy courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. This book is a lucid introduction, and will serve the needs of students taking introductory courses that cover these topics. It will also be useful toclinicians and policymakers who need to understand the quantitative underpinnings of the methods in order to best apply the information that derives from them. The second edition of this popular book adds new material on cumulative meta-analysis as a method to explore heterogeneity. The coverage ofcost-effectiveness analysis has been brought into close alignment with recommendations of the U.S. Public Health Panel on Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health and Medicine. Many of the examples have been replaced with more current examples, and all of the material has been updated to reflect recentadvances in the methods and the emergence of consensus about some previously controversial issues. analysis. These three closely related methods have become even more important for synthesizing research since the first edition was published in 1994. And they have gained legitimacy as tools forguiding health policy.

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Meta-analysis, decision analysis, and cost-effectiveness analysis are the cornerstones of evidence-based medicine. These related quantitative methods have become essential tools in the formulation of clinical and public policy based on the synthesis of evidence. All three methods are taughtwith increasing frequency in medical schools a...

Diana B. Petitti is at Southern California Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Overview of the Methods3. Planning the Study4. Information Retrieval5. Data Collection6. Advanced Issues in Meta-Analysis7. Statistical Methods in Meta-Analysis8. Other Statistical Issues in Meta-Analysis9. Complex Decision Problems10. Estimating Probabilities11. Utility Analysis12. Advanced Cost Effectiveness Analysis13. Utility and Cost-Utility Analysis14. Exploring Heterogeneity15. Sensitivity Analysis16. Reporting Results17. Limitations

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"I have used the text as a primary source in several courses and seminars. Students at various levels of training regularly agrred that it was clearly written and provided numerous relevant examples of the necessary techniques. Often, methodological textbooks provide detailed formulae. Incontrast, this text provides in its numerous examples the actual step-by-step calculations that are needed."--American Journal of Epidemiology