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Estimating production costs in the economic evaluation of health‐care programs

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  • Carmen Herrero
  • Juan D. Moreno‐Ternero

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We propose a method for calculating the production costs of an intervention in a manner that accounts for differences in productive ‘effort.’ This method could be used within a cost‐effectiveness analysis framework in the evaluation of new medical technologies, pharmaceuticals, treatment programs, or public health interventions. We apply it to show evidence in favor of implementing a newborn screening program to detect congenital hearing impairment. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • Carmen Herrero & Juan D. Moreno‐Ternero, 2009. "Estimating production costs in the economic evaluation of health‐care programs," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(1), pages 21-35, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:hlthec:v:18:y:2009:i:1:p:21-35
    DOI: 10.1002/hec.1345
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