Economic and Medical Evaluation of Health Care Technologies

  • Anthony J. Culyer
  • Bruno Horisberger
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Overview

  3. Dialysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. J. D. Pole
      Pages 105-108
    3. K.-M. Pedersen
      Pages 109-131
    4. W. van Eimeren
      Pages 132-134
    5. F. F. H. Rutten
      Pages 152-164
    6. J. Bergström
      Pages 165-168
  4. Cimetidine

  5. Computerized Tomography of the Head

  6. Envoi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. A. Wojtczak
      Pages 345-346
    3. A. J. Culyer, B. Horisberger
      Pages 347-358
    4. Anthony J. Culyer, Bruno Horisberger
      Pages 359-364
    5. Anthony J. Culyer, Bruno Horisberger
      Pages 365-379
    6. Anthony J. Culyer, Bruno Horisberger
      Pages 381-389
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 391-405

About these proceedings


All too frequently, the largest effective barrier to interdisciplinary communication is jargon. The symposium whose proceedings appear in the following pages sought, of course, to eliminate unnecessary and obscurantist jargon; but it sought also to do something far more ambitious - to confront the intellectual issues that are attached to the use of the word "evaluation" in medicine and health services. To this end a carefully selected group of experts in medicine, epidemiology, and health econom­ ics was invited to present papers. They were selected for their reputations either as conceptualizers or as empirical evaluators, or - the rarest breed of expert - as both. The context was to be empirical. Three procedures were selected that had been subject to evaluation but that posed rather different types of problem. The first was the treatment of renal failure by dialysis of various kinds. This has a relatively long history of evaluation, with a large literature, and particularly raises broad policy is­ sues within the health services of Western societies as to - the size of programmes to be provided; the type, location, and mix of treatments; the selection of patients to receive treatment; and the measurement of the success of various strategies. The second was the treatment of duodenal ulcer by a new species of drug - the hista­ mine Hrreceptor antagonists (specifically, cimetidine).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony J. Culyer
    • 1
  • Bruno Horisberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Related StudiesUniversity of YorkHeslington, YorkEngland
  2. 2.Interdisziplinäres Forschungszentrum für die Gesundheit St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69441-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69439-4
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