Incorporating Environmental Outcomes into a Health Economic Model.

  title={Incorporating Environmental Outcomes into a Health Economic Model.},
  author={Kevin Marsh and Michael Ganz and E N\ortoft and Niels Lund and Joshua S. Graff-Zivin},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  volume={32 6},
OBJECTIVES Traditional economic evaluations for most health technology assessments (HTAs) have previously not included environmental outcomes. With the growing interest in reducing the environmental impact of human activities, the need to consider how to include environmental outcomes into HTAs has increased. We present a simple method of doing so. METHODS We adapted an existing clinical-economic model to include environmental outcomes (carbon dioxide [CO2] emissions) to predict the… CONTINUE READING
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