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  1. Economic evaluation of diagnostic technology : Methodological challenges and viable solutions.

    Article - En anglais

    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.