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Innovation and Valuation in Health Care

Health Technology Assessments by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

A Qualitative Study

Authors: Schlander, Michael

  • Important addition to debate on health care reform
  • Discussion of treatment for ADHD
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About this book

First in a new series on economic issues in the context of health care policy, Health Technology Assessments by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence examines Britain’s highly acclaimed approach to cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), and its international potential.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been regarded as a role model for the implementation of CEA, and is being closely watched by health care policy makers throughout Europe, and in the United States. This volume dissects the robustness of the agency’s technology appraisal processes as NICE evaluates innovative methods for diagnosis and intervention. Given the unique features of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—starting with it being diagnosed mainly in children and adolescents, its high comorbidity with other psychiatric conditions, and its considerable economic impact—the disorder is a perfect focal point for discussion.

  • Review of clinical issues in ADHD, including diagnostic criteria and the use of psychostimulants.
  • Step-by-step explanation of the NICE appraisal process: valuation of treatment strategies for ADHD.
  • Successes and limitations of NICE: an in-depth critique.
  • Future directions and implications for health care prioritization in other countries.
  • Balanced clinical and economic perspectives throughout the book.

This is salient reading for public health professionals in health service administration, research, policy, and economics. Whether one’s interest is the robustness of the NICE method, or its application across clinical conditions or delivery systems, this book is a singular look into the real world of health care decision-making.

About the authors

Michael Schlander is founder and chairman of the independent Institute for Innovation & Valuation in Health Care (InnoValHC), a non-profit, non-partisan scientific organization dedicated to research related to the utilization, effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of health care, with particular emphasis on novel approaches of service provision. He teaches health economics and innovation management at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Faculty of Medicine, since 2005) and at the University of Applied Economic Sciences Ludwigshafen, Germany (since 2002). Prior to his university appointment, he spent fifteen years in senior positions with international pharmaceutical companies in Germany, Belgium, and the United States, and six years in experimental brain research and clinical neurology at German universities.

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2459-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Technology Assessments by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
Book Subtitle
A Qualitative Study
Authors
Series Title
Innovation and Valuation in Health Care
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71996-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71996-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71995-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2459-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 245
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