Economic Evaluation in Health Care: Merging Theory with Practice

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 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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