Theory and Methods of Economic Evaluation of Health Care

  • Magnus Johannesson

Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  14. Back Matter
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About this book


Most economic evaluations of health care programmes at the moment are cost­ effectiveness and cost-utility analyses. The problem with these methods is that their theoretical foundations are unclear. This has led to confusion about how to define the costs and health effects and how to interpret the results of these studies. In the environmental and traffic safety fields it is instead common to carry out traditional cost-bene:fit analyses of health improving programmes. This striking difference in how health programmes are assessed in different fields was the original motivation for writing this book. The aim of the book is to tty and provide a coherent framework within cost-bene:fit analysis and welfare economics for the different methods of economic evaluation in the health care field. The book is written in an easily accessible manner and several examples of applications of the different methods are provided. It is my hope that it will be useful both for teaching purposes and as a guide for practitioners in the field. Glenn C. Blomquist, John D. Graham, Rich O'Conor and four anonymous referees provided helpful comments on previous versions of the manuscript. I would also like to express my gratitude to the following persons for helping me to prepare the manuscript: Carl-Magnus Berglund, Carin Blanksvard, Ann Brown, and Ziad Obeid.


care program economics health health care safety utility

Authors and affiliations

  • Magnus Johannesson
    • 1
  1. 1.Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-4757-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-6822-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-4987
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