A method for assessing the cost-effectiveness and the break-even point of clinical practice guidelines.

@article{Gandjour2001AMF,
  title={A method for assessing the cost-effectiveness and the break-even point of clinical practice guidelines.},
  author={Afschin Gandjour and Karl Wilhelm Lauterbach},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={2001},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={503-16}
}
Assessing the costs and benefits of developing a clinical practice guideline is important because investments in guidelines compete with investments in other clinical programs. Despite the considerable number of guidelines in many industrialized countries, little is known about their costs and cost-effectiveness. The authors have developed specific measures to determine the cost-effectiveness of guidelines, using a German evidence-based guideline on obesity for the diagnosis and treatment of… CONTINUE READING