Prevention Effectiveness: A Guide to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation

Hardcover | October 15, 2002

EditorAnne C. Haddix, Steven M. Teutsch, Phaedra S. Corso

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As public accountability has increased and resources have become scarcer, public health, like clinical medicine, has been forced to re-examine the benefits and costs of its activities. Decision and economic analysis are basic tools in carrying out that mission. These methods have becomestandard practice in clinical medicine and health services research. This book , now in its second edition, was written in an effort to apply and adapt that experience with public health situations. The book was originally written to introduce Centers for Disease Control and Prevention staff to the concepts of decision and economic analysis, to provide guidance on methods to maximize comparability of studios, and to provide access to frequently used reference information. It has been adaptedto meet the needs of scientists and managers in state and local health departments and managed care organizations as well as students in schools of public health and clinicians for an introductory text --a text that shows how these methods can be applied in population-based practice, to facilitatebetter comparability of studies, and to solidify understanding of the scientific basis for use of these tools in decision making. Decision makers will learn how these studies are conducted so they can be critical consumers-- understanding the strengths and limitations- and apply findings to policyand practice. The second edition updates and expands upon the standard methodology for condcuting prevention effectiveness analyses. Each chapter has been revised or re-written. The chapters on measuring effectiveness, decision analysis, and making information useful for decision makers as well as severalappendices are entirely new.

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As public accountability has increased and resources have become scarcer, public health, like clinical medicine, has been forced to re-examine the benefits and costs of its activities. Decision and economic analysis are basic tools in carrying out that mission. These methods have becomestandard practice in clinical medicine and healt...

Anne C. Haddix is at Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 6.3 × 9.41 × 1.1 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195148975

ISBN - 13:9780195148978

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Table of Contents

1. Steven M. Teutsch, Jeffrey R. Harris: Introduction2. Paul G. Farnham, Anne C. Haddix: Study Design3. K. Robin Yabroff, Jeanne Mandelblatt: Measuring Effectiveness4. Anne C. Haddix, Phaedra S. Corso, Robin D. Gorsky: Costs5. Erik J. Dasbach, Steven M. Teutsch: Quality of Life6. Phaedra S. Corso, Anne C. Haddix: Time Preference7. Sue J. Goldie, Phaedra S. Corso: Decision Analysis8. Mark Messonnier, Martin Meltzer: Cost Benefit Analysis9. Cost Effectiveness AnalysisThomas L. Gift, Anne C. Haddix, Phaedra S. Corso10. Joanna E. Siegel, Carolyn M. Clancy: Using Economic Evaluations in Decision Making

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"This attractively presented book is extremely useful for professionals and graduate students applying the techniques of economic appraisal to public health policies, programs and practices. I have not seen another that so successfully integrates content and experience. The authors haveassembled a work that is necessary and essential reading for all those doing economic appraisal. This is an outstanding book."--Doody's