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Estimating a cost-effectiveness threshold for the Spanish NHS

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  • Laura Vallejo-Torres
  • Borja GarcÌa-Lorenzo
  • Pedro Serrano-Aguilar

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The mean cost of an additional Quality-Adjusted Life Year (QALY) within a National Health Service (NHS) reveals how much health is lost, on average, when services currently provided by the NHS are displaced. This value has been suggested as a proxy of the average opportunity cost required to set a cost-effectiveness threshold when facing fixed budget constraints. In this paper, we generate information on the marginal cost per QALY in the Spanish NHS that can be used to inform a cost-effectiveness threshold using a pannel of quinquennial data for the 17 regional health services.

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  • Laura Vallejo-Torres & Borja GarcÌa-Lorenzo & Pedro Serrano-Aguilar, 2016. "Estimating a cost-effectiveness threshold for the Spanish NHS," Studies on the Spanish Economy eee2016-22, FEDEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:fda:fdaeee:eee2016-22
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