The principles of economic evaluation are increasingly accepted by clinicians and policy makers as evidence from a significant number of studies becomes available to support their decisions.
However, methods of assessment still need to be improved.
This paper reports a comprehensive review of methodological challenges in the economic evaluation of diagnostic technology, where such challenges are more evident.
This review formed the basis for a prioritized research agenda, with four main areas :
modeling techniques for dealing with complexity ;
measures of the opportunity cost of shared resources ;
techniques for eliciting decision makers'utility functions for diagnostic tests ;
and ways of assessing the robustness of decisions.
A number of methodoligical solutions are proposed, aimed at capturing elements and relationships that are usually neglected and fully recognizing the presence of an inductive cognitive component in decision-making processes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Technique, Diagnostic, Evaluation, Coût, Analyse économique, Economie santé, Méthodologie, Prise décision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Technique, Diagnosis, Evaluation, Costs, Economic analysis, Health economy, Methodology, Decision making
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0112435
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 22/06/1998.