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Task Force on Community Preventive Services, Stephanie Zaza, Peter A. Briss, and Kate W. Harris

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151091

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151091.001.0001

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Understanding and Using the Economic Evidence

Understanding and Using the Economic Evidence

(p.449) Chapter 11 Understanding and Using the Economic Evidence
The Guide to Community Preventive Services

Stephanie Zaza

Peter A. Briss

Kate W. Harris

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the rationale and value of systematic reviews of economic evaluations, describes the methods used by the Community Guide to conduct such reviews, and provides information to help decision makers interpret review findings. Economic evaluations provide explicit descriptions of the costs and consequences of different courses of action in public health. They also provide a framework for thinking about costs, benefits, and the structure of the decision. Systematic reviews of economic evaluations summarize a body of economic evidence, adjusting economic data to facilitate study comparisons, raising awareness of the limitations and applicability of the evidence, and guiding a research agenda for future economic evaluations of public health prevention programs.

Keywords:   Community Guide, community health, economic evaluations, costs, benefits

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