Cost-Influenced Treatment Decisions and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/KonferenzbandBeitrag in Sammelwerk


This article presents the theoretical framework of cost-effectiveness analysis with special focus on the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio. Important practical considerations are then discussed with the aim of making the reader aware of some of the many challenges raised by cost-effectiveness analysis. Despite these challenges, it is argued that cost-effectiveness analysis can provide valuable guidance on how health can be improved for the available resources. In addition, the recent extension of cost-effectiveness analysis to financial protection and distributional considerations can provide valuable evidence to policymakers in their paths toward universal health coverage.
Titel des SammelwerksInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health (Second Edition)
Herausgeber*innen Elsevier
Seiten177 - 180
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2017