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 discussion of the methodological principles and recent advances in the rapidly 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 advances and gives comprehensive reviews of the available literature. The book covers the main areas of economic evaluation, including the methods for measuring costs and outcomes, the collection of data alongside clinical studies, ways of handling uncertainty, discounting and issues relating to the transferability of ecoonomic data.
It is an ideal book for those studying economic evaluation on postgraduate or professional courses in health economics or public health.

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1 Theoretical concepts in the economic evaluation of health care
2 Welfare economics and economic evaluation
3 Output measures and valuation in health
4 Costing in economic evaluations
5 The role and estimation of productivity costs in economic evaluation
an overview of design and analysis
7 Modelling in economic evaluation
8 Handling uncertainty in economic evaluation and presenting the results
9 Statistical considerations in analysing health care resource utilization and cost data
10 Discounting in economic evaluation
11 Transferability of economic evaluation results

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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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