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Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy

Theory and Methods of Economic Evaluation of Health Care

Authors: Johannesson, Magnus

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Most economic evaluations of health care programmes at the moment are cost­ effectiveness and cost-utility analyses. The problem with these methods is that their theoretical foundations are unclear. This has led to confusion about how to define the costs and health effects and how to interpret the results of these studies. In the environmental and traffic safety fields it is instead common to carry out traditional cost-bene:fit analyses of health improving programmes. This striking difference in how health programmes are assessed in different fields was the original motivation for writing this book. The aim of the book is to tty and provide a coherent framework within cost-bene:fit analysis and welfare economics for the different methods of economic evaluation in the health care field. The book is written in an easily accessible manner and several examples of applications of the different methods are provided. It is my hope that it will be useful both for teaching purposes and as a guide for practitioners in the field. Glenn C. Blomquist, John D. Graham, Rich O'Conor and four anonymous referees provided helpful comments on previous versions of the manuscript. I would also like to express my gratitude to the following persons for helping me to prepare the manuscript: Carl-Magnus Berglund, Carin Blanksvard, Ann Brown, and Ziad Obeid.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory and Methods of Economic Evaluation of Health Care
Authors
Series Title
Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy
Series Volume
4
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-6822-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-6822-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4037-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4757-4
Series ISSN
0927-4987
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 247
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