Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies (Paperback)
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Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 28/08/1996
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As expenditure on health care has increasingly become an area of public debate and concern, public and private health care decision-makers have called for more rigorous use of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis to guide spending. Concerns have arisen, however, about the overall quality of such analyses. This book discusses and evaluates best-practice methods of conducting cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness studies of pharmaceuticals and other medical technologies. It encompasses a wide variety of topics, ranging from measuring cost and effectiveness to discounting to the use of dynamic modelling of cost-effectiveness. The book also includes conceptual and practical aspects of cost-effectiveness analysis by researchers who have conducted applied research in these areas. Rarely does the book provide a singular solution to a measurement problem; rather, the reader is directed to choices among alternative approaches and an analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576468
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'A fine set of papers by superb authors who well describe the current state-of-the-art in cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis.' Joseph P. Newhouse, Harvard University
"In addition to being a valuable resource for researchers, this book could easily be used as a source for advanced courses in health economics and health services research. The chapters are well written, and many include 'boxes' providing applied examples. With both private and public sector decision makers emphasizing health care cost containment, this volume fills an important need." Journal of Economic Literature
"...in this fine volume Frank Sloan and his stellar group of authors make clear how the science and the art of evaluation in health care must go hand in hand. The book comes very close, indeed, to telling readers everything they always wanted to know about measuring benefits and costs of pharmaceuticals and medical devices." Burton Weisbrod, Northwestern University

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