Development and validation of a grading system for the quality of cost-effectiveness studies.

@article{Chiou2003DevelopmentAV,
  title={Development and validation of a grading system for the quality of cost-effectiveness studies.},
  author={C. F. Chiou and Joel Hay and Joel F Wallace and Bernard S. Bloom and Peter J Neumann and Sean D. Sullivan and H Yu and Emmett B. Keeler and James M. Henning and Joshua J. Ofman},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={32-44}
}
PURPOSE To provide a practical quantitative tool for appraising the quality of cost-effectiveness (CE) studies. METHODS A committee comprising [corrected] of health economists selected a set of criteria for the instrument from an item pool. Data collected with a conjoint analysis survey on 120 international health economists were used to estimate weights for each criterion with a random effects regression model. To validate the grading system, a survey was sent to 60 individuals with health… CONTINUE READING

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