Increasing pressure to curb health care costs has led to considerable interest in economic analyses, including both cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses.
Numerous economic analyses of radiological procedures have appeared in both the radiology and non-radiology literature.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the methodological quality of economic analyses of radiological procedures published in the non-radiology medical literature during the years 1990-1995.
Original investigations from the medical (non-radiological) literature that include economic analyses of radiological interventions were identified from a computerized literature search.
Each economic analysis article was evaluated by two independent reviewers for adherence to ten methodological criteria.
The criteria were derived from review of the medical and radiological economic analysis methodology literature and consisted of the following :
(1) Comparative options stated ;
(2) perspective of analysis defined ;
(3) outcome measure identified ;
(4) cost data included ;
(5) source of cost data stated ;
(6) long term costs included ;
(7) discounting employed ;
(8) summary measure provided ;
(9) incremental computation method used ;
and (10) sensitivity analysis performed.
The results were compared to a previous study that evaluated the radiological literature. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Radiologie, Radiodiagnostic, Analyse économique, Analyse coût efficacité, Méthodologie, Revue bibliographique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radiology, Radiodiagnosis, Economic analysis, Cost efficiency analysis, Methodology, Bibliographic review, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0280604
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 27/11/1998.