Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes

Paperback | September 30, 2015

byMichael F. Drummond, Mark J. Sculpher, Karl Claxton

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The purpose of economic evaluation is to inform decisions intended to improve healthcare. The new edition of Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes equips the reader with the essential hands-on experience required to undertake evaluations by providing a 'tool kit' basedon the authors' own experiences of undertaking economic evaluations.Building on the strength of the previous edition, the accessible writing style ensures the text is key reading for the non-expert reader, as no prior knowledge of economics is required. The book employs a critical appraisal framework, which is useful both to researchers conducting studies and todecision-makers assessing them. Practical examples are provided throughout to aid learning and understanding.The book analyses the methodological and policy challenges that face health systems in seeking to allocate resources efficiently and fairly. New chapters include "Principles of economic evaluation" and "Making decisions in healthcare" which introduces the reader to core issues and questions aboutallocation, and provides an understanding of the fundamental principles which guide decision making.A key part of evidence-based decision making is the analysis of all the relevant evidence to make informed decisions and policy. The new chapter "Identifying, synthesising and analysing evidence" highlights the importance of systematic review, and how and why these methods are used. As methods ofanalysis continue to change the chapter on "Characterising, reporting and interpreting uncertainty" introduces the reader to recent methods of analysis and why uncertainty matters for health care decision.The fourth edition of Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes has been thoroughly revised and updated, making it essential reading for anyone commissioning, undertaking, or using economic evaluations in health care, including health service professionals, health economists, andhealth care decision makers.

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The purpose of economic evaluation is to inform decisions intended to improve healthcare. The new edition of Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes equips the reader with the essential hands-on experience required to undertake evaluations by providing a 'tool kit' basedon the authors' own experiences of undertaki...

Michael Drummond, BSc, MCom, DPhil is Professor of Health Economics and former Director of the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. His particular field of interest is in the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programmes. He has undertaken evaluations in a wide range of medical fields including care of ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:September 30, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to economic evaluation2. Making decisions in healthcare3. Critical assessment of economic evaluation4. Principles of economic evaluation5. Measuring and valuing effects: health gains and QALYs6. Measuring and valuing effects: contingent valuation and conjoint analysis7. Cost analysis8. Using clinical studies as a vehicle for economic evaluation9. Economic evaluation using decision analytic modelling10. Identifying, synthesising, and analysing evidence for economic evaluation11. Characterising, reporting, and interpreting uncertainty12. How to take matters further

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"It leaves nothing important in economic evaluation analysis untouched." --Health Policy and Planning