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Health Economic Assessment: A Methodological Primer

Research Centre for Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmaco-economics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Onderwijs en Navorsing 2, P.O. Box 521, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(12), 2950-2966; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph6122950
Received: 12 October 2009 / Accepted: 23 November 2009 / Published: 27 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Economics)
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. View Full-Text
Keywords: health economics; health technology; cost study; economic evaluation; budget impact analysis health economics; health technology; cost study; economic evaluation; budget impact analysis
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Simoens, S. Health Economic Assessment: A Methodological Primer. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 2950-2966. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph6122950

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