Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health A Practical Approach

ISBN-10: 0787995568

ISBN-13: 9780787995560

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Peter Muennig
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Description: This second edition of Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health reviews issues and methods of assessing health care technologies and related programs. It emphasizes methods to perform economic evaluations, such as cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis; methods to assess efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of health care technologies; effectiveness research; and applications to clinical and public policy. The book provides in-depth discussion of the uses and conducting of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in public health, health services, and medicine. It explores cost-effectiveness in the context of societal decision making for resource allocation purposes. Chapter topics include: Defining and explaining cost-effectiveness, principles of cost-effectiveness analysis, how to develop a research project, working with costs, probabilities and models, calculating life expectancy, working with health-related quality of life measures, calculating quality-adjusted life years, conducting a sensitivity analysis, preparing your study for publication, working with data, and finding the data you need.

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Preface
The Author
Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness
Overview
Why Cost-Effectiveness Is Useful
Elements of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
The Cost-Effectiveness Ratio
Why Conduct Cost-Effectiveness Analysis?
The Reference Case Analysis
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Policy
Principles of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Overview
The Perspective of a Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Capturing Costs
Capturing Quality
Interpreting the Cost-Effectiveness Ratio
Types of Economic Analysis
Developing a Research Project
Overview
Eight Steps to a Perfect Research Project
Developing a Research Question
Designing Your Analysis
Working with Costs
Overview
Opportunity Costs
Identifying Costs
Micro-Costing and Gross Costing
Getting Cost Data
Using Diagnosis Codes
Adjusting Costs
Costs Associated with Pain and Suffering
Assessing the "Relevancy" of Cost Data
Other Cost Considerations
Probabilities and Models
Overview
Probabilities
Decision Analysis Models
Calculating Life Expectancy
Overview
Hand-Calculating Years Gained
Calculating Life Years Lost Using Markov Models
Working with Health-Related Quality-of-Life Measures
Overview
Framework
Deriving HRQL Scores
Other Considerations and Reminders
Using Disability-Adjusted Life Years
Calculating QALYs
Overview
Using the Summation Method
Using the Life Table Method
Calculating Incremental Cost-Effectiveness
Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY)
Conducting a Sensitivity Analysis
Overview
One-Way Sensitivity Analysis
Two-Way Sensitivity Analysis
Analysis of Influence
Monte Carlo Simulation
Determining the Plausible Range of Each Variable
Preparing Your Study for Publication
Overview
Content and Structure of Cost-Effectiveness Articles
Introduction
Methods
Results
Technical Appendix
Working with Data
Overview
Review of Rates
Understanding Error
Managing Error in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Calculating Weighted Means
Evaluating Study Limitations
Finding the Data You Need
Overview
Finding Data in the Medical Literature
Grading Published Data
Using Electronic Datasets
Using Unpublished Data
Using Data from Piggybacked Studies
Using Expert Opinion
Organizing Your Data
Answer Key to Exercises
Life Expectancy and Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy Tables
EuroQol Instrument and Weighting Scheme
Diagnosis, Charges, Medicare Reimbursement, Average Length of Stay, and Cost-to-Charge Ratio by Diagnosis-Related Groups, 2004
Glossary
References
Index
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