Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes (häftad)
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OUP Oxford
Sculpher, Mark J. / Claxton, Karl / Stoddart, Greg L. / Torrance, George W.
234 x 156 x 22 mm
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Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes (häftad)

Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes

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The purpose of economic evaluation is to inform decisions intended to improve healthcare. The new edition of Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes equips the reader with the essential hands-on experience to undertake evaluations, providing a 'tool kit' based on the authors own experience of undertaking economic evaluations.
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Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics Review from previous edition 'The book has some important characteristics that differentiate it from others in the field. Another unique feature is the presentation of tutorials that are highlighted in boxes.' 'This book is a new second edition of what became the standard text for Health Economists and can be heartily recommended to anyone who is interested in this vitally important area of research.'

British Medical Journal 'An important contribution to studies on the economic evaluation of medical care.'

Health Service Journal 'This is essential reading. Only if all managers are aware of the powers of economic techniques will they be used sensibly.'

Medical Decision Making 'This book suited my needs to perfection and is an ideal accompaniment to a course that combines methodology with critical appraisal and hands-on practical training in using these techniques. The methodological chapters on cost analysis and cost utility are gems... should become the standard text on the subject at the intermediate level at which it is aimed.'

Acta Hospitalia 'This book is a must for every student in health services sciences.'

Canadian Public Policy 'The book is well designed and clearly written.'

Health Policy and Planning 'It leaves nothing important in economic evaluation analysis untouched.'

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George W Torrance, PhD, Professor Emeritus, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, is one of the founding fathers of the field of economic evaluation in health care. His numerous publications include both contributions to theory and methods, some of which he has pioneered, and applications in many different clinical areas. He co-authored the original guidelines for the economic evaluation of health care treatments and programmes for Canada (1994) and for the U.S. Public Health Service (1996). For his pioneering work in the field, Dr. Torrance has received lifetime achievement awards from three international scientific societies: the Society for Medical Decision Making, the International Society of Quality of Life Research, and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. He has been inducted into the McMaster University Health Science's Community of Distinction.


1. Introduction to economic evaluation ; 2. Making decisions in healthcare ; 3. Critical assessment of economic evaluation ; 4. Principles of economic evaluation ; 5. Measuring and valuing effects: health gains and QALYs ; 6. Measuring and valuing effects: contingent valuation and conjoint analysis ; 7. Cost analysis ; 8. Using clinical studies as a vehicle for economic evaluation ; 9. Economic evaluation using decision analytic modelling ; 10. Identifying, synthesising, and analysing evidence for economic evaluation ; 11. Characterising, reporting, and interpreting uncertainty ; 12. How to take matters further