Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies / Edition 1

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This book is about the cost effectiveness of present and future medical technologies. Methods of analyzing cost effectiveness are described in terms of choices that take into consideration dollar values of treatment, quality of life and the rationale for deciding who should receive treatment in situations of rationed care. Essays in the book range from lay level to technical state of the art, making the book of interest to a wide variety of readers.

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"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

" 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521576468
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Frank A. Sloan; 2. Evidence of effectiveness: evaluating its quality Allan S. Detsky; 3. Utility assessment for estimating quality-adjusted life years Robert M. Kaplan; 4. Measuring costs David Dranove; 5. From cost-effectiveness ratios to resource allocation: where to draw the line? Milton C. Weinstein; 6. Valuing health care benefits in money terms Mark V. Pauly; 7. Discounting health effects for medical decisions W. Kip Viscusi; 8. Statistical issues in cost-effectiveness analyses John Mullahy and Willard Manning; 9. Decision trees and Markov models in cost-effectiveness research Emmett Keeler; 10. Alternative methods of allocating health resources under constraints Frank A. Sloan and Christopher J. Conover.

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