Economic modeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Mlken2006EconomicMI,
  title={Economic modeling in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Maureen Rutten-van M{\"o}lken and Todd A. Lee},
  journal={Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 7},
  pages={
          630-4
        }
}
Calculating the cost-effectiveness of interventions is an important step in accurately assessing the health and financial burdens of a disease. Although clinical trials that include cost data can be used to compare the cost-effectiveness of specific interventions, they only deal with outcomes within the time frame of the trial. Health economic models can synthesize epidemiologic, clinical, economic, and quality-of-life data from many different sources and extrapolate results to a point many… CONTINUE READING

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