Economic evaluation and health care

An overview of the state of economic evaluation of health care.


Published: 01/09/1998

ISBN: 0902089081

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The author maintains that the role of economic evaluation in informing health care choices is fundamental but remains an evolving technology which needs to be applied with care and flexibility. If practised intelligently it can be an important tool for informing choices: if done badly it can corrupt the knowledge base and waste resources.

Suggested citation

Cairns J (1998) Economic evaluation and health care. Research report. Nuffield Trust.