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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 2950-2966; doi:10.3390/ijerph6122950
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Health Economic Assessment: A Methodological Primer

Received: 12 October 2009; Accepted: 23 November 2009 / Published: 27 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Economics)
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Abstract: This review article aims to provide an introduction to the methodology of health economic assessment of a health technology. Attention is paid to defining the fundamental concepts and terms that are relevant to health economic assessments. The article describes the methodology underlying a cost study (identification, measurement and valuation of resource use, calculation of costs), an economic evaluation (type of economic evaluation, the cost-effectiveness plane, trial- and model-based economic evaluation, discounting, sensitivity analysis, incremental analysis), and a budget impact analysis. Key references are provided for those readers who wish a more advanced understanding of health economic assessments.
Keywords: health economics; health technology; cost study; economic evaluation; budget impact analysis health economics; health technology; cost study; economic evaluation; budget impact analysis
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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