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The limits and challenges to the economic evaluation of health technologies

Adam Oliver and Corinna Sorenson

in The Economics of New Health Technologies

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780199550685
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720543 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0013
 The limits and challenges to the economic evaluation of health technologies

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This chapter reviews some of the concerns raised against the use of economic evaluation in the decision-making process, from a wide range of disciplinary and stakeholder perspectives. It offers some reflections on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as a user of health economic evaluation to assess whether health care interventions ought to be made available in the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales.

Keywords: economic evaluation; NICE; National Health Service; decision-making process; stakeholder perspective

Chapter.  6293 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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