Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes
By: Michael Drummond
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This highly successful textbook is now available in its third edition. Over the years it has become the standard textbook in the field world-wide. It mirrors the huge expansion of the field of economic...Read more
This highly successful textbook is now available in its third edition. Over the years it has become the standard textbook in the field world-wide. It mirrors the huge expansion of the field of economic evaluation in health care, since the last edition was published in 1997. This new edition builds on the strengths of previous editions, being clearly written in a style accessible to a wide readership. Key methodological principles are outlined using a critical appraisal checklist that can be applied to any published study. The methodological features of the basic forms of analysis are then explained in more detail with special emphasis of the latest views on productivity costs, the characterisation of uncertainty and the concept of net benefit. The book has been greatly revised and expanded especially concerning analysing patient-level data and decision-analytic modelling. There is discussion of new methodological approaches, including cost effectiveness acceptability curves, net benefit regression, probalistic sensitivity analysis and value of information analysis.
There is an expanded chapter on the use of economic evaluation, including discussion of the use of cost-effectiveness thresholds, equity considerations and the transferability of economic data. This new edition is required reading for anyone commissioning, undertaking or using economic evaluations in health care, and will be popular with health service professionals, health economists, pharma and health care decision makers. It is especially relevant for those taking pharmacoeconomics courses.
About the author: Michael Drummond
From reviews of the 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...Read more
From reviews of the 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. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 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. Amazon.com An important contribution to studies on the economic evaluation of medical care. British Medical Journal This is essential reading. Only if all managers are aware of the powers of economic techniques will they be used sensibly. Health Service Journal 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. Medical Decision Making This book is a must for every student in health services sciences. Acta Hospitalia The book is well designed and clearly written. Canadian Public Policy It leaves nothing important in economic evaluation analysis untouched. Health Policy and Planning
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