Elementary Economic Evaluation in Health Care
by Tom Jefferson, Vittorio Demicheli and Miranda Mugford
With the contentious issues of purchasing and providing
dominating the organisation of health services, economic evaluation
has come of age in medicine. Now doctors, nurses, managers - all
charged with the responsibility of delivering optimum care in the
most efficient way - must have an understanding of economic
evaluation and be able to practice it.
This book provides a basic introduction to the subject. Written in
layman's language and with case histories to illustrate the different
methods it succeeds in explaining both the principles and how to use
- The basis of economic evaluation
- Cost of illness studies
- Cost minimisation analysis
- Cost effectiveness analysis
- Cost utility analysis
- Cost benefit analysis
- Current issues (including BMJ peer review guidelines and secondary
With additional helpful checklists, flow diagrams and appendices on
cost methodology, forms of economic appraisal and health care decision
analysis, this is truly a comprehensive guide to getting started in
economic evaluation for health care workers.
PUBLISHED on 21 OCTOBER 1996
UK PRICE 14.95 Pounds Sterling
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