The iterative use of economic evaluation as part of the process of health technology assessment.

@article{Sculpher1997TheIU,
  title={The iterative use of economic evaluation as part of the process of health technology assessment.},
  author={Mark John Sculpher and Michael Drummond and Martin Buxton},
  journal={Journal of health services research & policy},
  year={1997},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={26-30}
}
The economic evaluation of health care technologies has a key role within the new National Health Service health technology assessment process. There has, however, been little discussion of the best way of combining economic and clinical research. Economic evaluation should be iterative, generating progressively firmer estimates of cost-effectiveness and helping to maximise the efficiency of health care R&D. Here, four stages of economic analysis are suggested, starting with stage I when the… CONTINUE READING

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