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Hospital costs and social cost: A case study of newborn hearing screening

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  • Carmen Herrero

    (Universidad de Alicante)

  • Juan D. Moreno-Ternero

    (Yale University)

Abstract

The economic evaluation of health care programs can be carried out from two different perspectives: the hospital’s narrow perspective and the social perspective, which includes all costs. It is well known that, depending on the perspective, the economic evaluation may lead to discrepant recommendations. In this paper we present an example of this situation by reporting an economic evaluation of the screening procedures to detect congenital hearing impairment in newborns. We obtain that from the hospital’s perspective a targeted procedure, based on a previous high-risk criterion, is preferred, whereas from the social perspective a universal procedure is preferred.

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Article provided by Fundación SEPI in its journal Investigaciones Economicas.

Volume (Year): 29 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 203-216

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Handle: RePEc:iec:inveco:v:29:y:2005:i:1:p:203-216

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Keywords: Economic evaluation; health care programs; cost-effectiveness analysis; QALYs; newborn hearing screening.;

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  1. Carmen Herrero Blanco & Juan D. Moreno Ternero, 2002. "Economic Evaluation Of Newborn Hearing Screening Procedures," Working Papers. Serie AD 2002-06, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  2. HERRERO, Carmen & MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D., . "A new outcome measure for cost-utility analyses of screening programs," CORE Discussion Papers RP -1938, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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  1. Juan D. Moreno-Ternero & Carmen Herrero, 2005. "A new outcome measure for cost-utility analyses of screening programs," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 9(7), pages 1-8.
  2. Juan D. Moreno Ternero & Carmen Herrero Blanco, 2005. "Opportunity Analysis Of Newborn Screening Programs," Working Papers. Serie AD 2005-02, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).
  3. repec:ebl:ecbull:v:9:y:2005:i:7:p:1-8 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. HERRERO, Carmen & MORENO-TERNERO, Juan D., . "Estimating production costs in the economic evaluation of health-care programs," CORE Discussion Papers RP -2111, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).

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