Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health: A Practical Approach
This second edition of Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health reviews issues and methods of assessing health care technologies and related programs. It emphasizes methods to perform economic evaluations, such as cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis; methods to assess efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of health care technologies; effectiveness research; and applications to clinical and public policy. The book provides in-depth discussion of the uses and conducting of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) as decision-making aids in public health, health services, and medicine. It explores cost-effectiveness in the context of societal decision making for resource allocation purposes. Chapter topics include: Defining and explaining cost-effectiveness, principles of cost-effectiveness analysis, how to develop a research project, working with costs, probabilities and models, calculating life expectancy, working with health-related quality of life measures, calculating quality-adjusted life years, conducting a sensitivity analysis, preparing your study for publication, working with data, and finding the data you need.
“For instructors, data sets and other ancillary materials are freely available at http://www.pceo.org/.”
Limited in scope
By cello - March 14, 2012
This book may be useful for someone doing a quick cost-effectiveness analysis, but I found it to be quite limited in scope. It focuses on one way to do a CEA when there are many other options that may be more appropriate in a particular context. I would recommend this book if you are looking for quick guidance and don't want to explore too many options. Otherwise, it might be more useful to consult a book that gives an overview of broader economic evaluation methods, so you can make an informed decision about the most appropriate technique, and in the process learn more about this interesting evaluation technique.
Great source of information
By Charlene Williams - March 17, 2013
Book is a wealth of information, I needed this book for college course for Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Health. This course is online so it is very important that the information I have provide rich resources because online courses are demanding in the fact you have to be independent in finding the information. It is an easy read full with relevant information also I rented this book for a faction of the price that other site ask for thank you Amazon.
One of the best introductions to pharmacoeconomics
By LIGHT_WEIGHT "LIGHT_WEIGHT" - February 4, 2013
Muennig's book provides an excellent introduction to the sometimes complicated world of cost-effectiveness analysis. The exercises are useful for reinforcing the topics introduced in the book. Moreover, the PCEO website provides the links for the data sources that Dr. Muennig mentions in the book.
Keep in mind that this is an introductory text to the subject of pharmacoeconomics/cost-effectiveness analysis. Advanced textbooks such as Drummond,et al' text, Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes and Gray, et al's text, Applied Methods of Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Healthcare provide good complex problems that take the reader into an in depth discussion of the subject. However, these should be reserved for those who have had a good foundation on the subject.
Dr. Muennig's book provides a great introduction that will prepare students for more advanced material. Another salient feature of the book is that you do not have to have a background... read more
This book provides the reader with a comprehensive set of instructions and examples of how to perform a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of a health intervention. Developed out of a course run by Jordan ...