Economic Evaluation in Health Care: Is It Really Useful or Are We Just Kidding Ourselves?
AbstractDespite the growth in published studies year on year, and its adoption as a formal requirement in some jurisdictions, there are still doubts about whether economic evaluation is really useful in health care decision making. This article considers evidence for and against the proposition that economic evaluation is useful. Two decision making contexts are considered: the central level, where a single agency or organisation makes decisions for the whole health care system; and the local level, where decisions are made by various actors within the health care system. Four conditions that seem to foster the use of economic evaluation are identified. It is concluded that economic evaluation is not being used to its full potential, but that ways can be found to increase its use. Copyright 2004 The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research.
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