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Expanding Measures of Benefit in Socioeconomic Studies

  • B. R. Luce
Conference paper
Part of the Health Systems Research book series (HEALTH)

Abstract

The purpose of socioeconomic studies of pharmaceutical interventions is to estimate analytically the value of those interventions. That valuation process should include all relevant costs and consequences, including side effects, risks, and benefits over all relevant time periods. Often, however, important consequences are not adequately considered by an analysis, which may result in misleading or the misinterpretation of results. Despite increasing interest [6] and methodological advances in the measurement of quality of life in drug studies, many otherwise methodologically sound socioeconomic studies do not include quality of life components, even when their inclusion could make a difference in the interpretation of value.

Keywords

Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Psychometric Scale Valuation Process Relevant Time Period Socioeconomic Analysis 
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