Economic Evaluation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335218479
  • Publisher: Open University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Understanding Public Health Ser.
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 0.56 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 9.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 The structure of economic evaluation 5
1 Efficiency and economic evaluation 7
2 Framing an economic evaluation 19
3 The role of decision analysis in economic evaluation 31
4 Introduction to economic modelling 39
5 Introduction to Markov modelling 51
Sect. 2 Measuring and valuing resource use 65
6 Cost of health services 67
7 Valuation of non-health service resources 76
Sect. 3 Measuring and valuing consequences 83
8 Approaches to measuring health and life 85
9 Valuing changes in health using non-monetary approaches 101
10 Monetary valuation of health and non-health consequences 119
11 Issues concerning equity in the valuation of outcomes 129
12 Discounting 140
Sect. 4 Presenting and interpreting the evidence 151
13 Interpreting incremental cost-effectiveness ratios 153
14 Basic sensitivity analysis 161
15 Probabilistic sensitivity analysis 171
16 Guidelines for economic evaluation 184
Sect. 5 Appraising the quality and usefulness of economic evaluation 191
17 Critical appraisal of an economic evaluation 193
18 Transferring cost-effectiveness data across space and time 205
19 Use of economic evaluation in practice and policy 218
20 Critique of economic evaluation 232
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