Economic Evaluation in Health Care: Merging Theory with Practice

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Medical - 286 pages
To accompany the hugely successful 'Methods for Economic Evalution of Health Care Programmes 2 e', this book is a thorough and rigorous disc ussion of the methodological principles and recent advances in the rap idly advancing field of theory and practice of economic evaluation in health care. Written by an internationally acclaimed group of authors, the book provides an in-depth discussion of the latest theoretical ad vances and gives comprehensive reviews of the available literature. Th e book covers the main areas of economic evaluation, including the met hods for measuring costs and outcomes, the collection of data alongsid e clinical studies, ways of handling uncertainty, discounting and issu es relating to the transferability of ecoonomic data. It is an ideal book for those studying economic evaluation on postgraduate or profess ional courses in health economics or public health.
 

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Contents

1 Theoretical concepts in the economic evaluation of health care
1
2 Welfare economics and economic evaluation
22
3 Output measures and valuation in health
46
4 Costing in economic evaluations
68
5 The role and estimation of productivity costs in economic evaluation
94
an overview of design and analysis
113
7 Modelling in economic evaluation
141
8 Handling uncertainty in economic evaluation and presenting the results
172
9 Statistical considerations in analysing health care resource utilization and cost data
215
10 Discounting in economic evaluation
236
11 Transferability of economic evaluation results
256
Index
277
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Michael Drummond is Director and Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Health Economics, University of York. Alistair McGuire is at Professor of Health Economics, City University, London.

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