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Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care
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Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care: Opportunities and barriers

Peter J. Neumann

Abstract

It is widely agreed that cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) could shed light on ways for the U.S. health care system to achieve better value. However, to date American policy makers have largely avoided using CEA and researchers have devoted little attention to understanding why this is so. By considering the economic, social, legal, and ethical factors that contribute to the situation, and how they can be negotiated in the future, this book offers a unique perspective. It traces the roots of CEA in health and medicine, describes its promise for rational resource allocation, and discusses the n ... More

Keywords: cost-effectiveness analysis, health care, CEA, resource allocation, Medicare, Oregon health plan

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195171860
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171860.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Neumann, author
Harvard School of Public Health, USA