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Ethique et évaluation économique des interventions de santé en vue d'une définition du périmètre de soins remboursables


  • Wittwer, Jérôme
  • Fleurbaey, Marc


  • Thébaut, Clémence


Welfare economics encompasses other public choice theories besides utilitarianism, like egalitarian social justice theory. Whether these economic frameworks provide practical tools that could be used in health technology assessment is an ongoing debate, and this study aim to contribute to answer this question. The aim of the first chapter is to review health economic evaluation guidelines and compare methods from three national health technology assessment agencies - NICE (England and Wales), IQWiG (Germany) and KCE (Belgium) - and to assess what social justice principles are implied by their methodological choices. The second chapter studies the moral dilemma raised by adaptive preferences in growth hormones treatment and bilateral cochlear implants. Three options are put forward to solve this dilemma: they are grounded on egalitarian social justice theories. The objective of the third chapter is to provide evidence about the feasibility of assessment based on equivalent income approach, developed by M. Fleurbaey, in the context of public decision making. For this application case, we focussed on antihypertensive treatments in primary prevention.

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  • Thébaut, Clémence, 2012. "Ethique et évaluation économique des interventions de santé en vue d'une définition du périmètre de soins remboursables," Economics Thesis from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University, number 123456789/10920 edited by Wittwer, Jérôme & Fleurbaey, Marc, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:dau:thesis:123456789/10920
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    1. Brazier, John & Ratcliffe, Julie & Salomon, Joshua & Tsuchiya, Aki, 2016. "Measuring and Valuing Health Benefits for Economic Evaluation," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, edition 2, number 9780198725923.
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    Health technology assessment; Social choice theory; Public decision-making; Ethics; Cost/benefit analysis; Egalitarism; Adaptive preferences; Evaluation coût/bénéfice; Evaluation des interventions de santé; justice sociale; Aide à la décision publique; Ethique; Egalitarisme; Adaptation des préférences;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis


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