Economic analyses in health care: an introduction to the methodology with an emphasis on radiation therapy.

@article{Hayman1996EconomicAI,
  title={Economic analyses in health care: an introduction to the methodology with an emphasis on radiation therapy.},
  author={James Alan Hayman and John R. Weeks and Peter N Mauch},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={
          827-41
        }
}
Payers are increasingly interested in knowing whether they are receiving value for the dollars they spend on health care. Because economic analysis will be used as a means of evaluating radiation therapy, it is important that radiation oncologists understand the basic methodology employed in such analyses. This review article describes the four basic types of economic analyses: cost minimization, cost effectiveness, cost utility, and cost benefit. Specification of alternative therapies, choice… CONTINUE READING
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