A guide to economic evaluation: Methods for cost-effectiveness analysis of person-level data

Jeffrey S Hoch, Mark W. Smith

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Abstract

The authors introduce economic evaluation with particular attention to cost-effectiveness analysis. They begin by establishing why health care decisions should be guided by economics. They then explore different types of economic evaluations. To illustrate how to conduct and evaluate a cost-effectiveness analysis, a hypothetical study about the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder with psychotherapy versus pharmacotherapy is considered. The authors conclude with recommendations for increasing the strength and relevance of economic evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-797
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)
  • Clinical Psychology

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