Many researchers in the field of evaluation of health care doubt the usefulness of estimates of indirect costs of disease in setting priorities in health care.
This paper attempts to meet part of the criticism on the concept of indirect costs, which are defined as the value of production lost to society due to disease.
Thus far in cost of illness studies and cost-effectiveness analyses the potential indirect costs of disease were calculated.
In the following a first step will be taken towards a new method for estimating indirect costs which are expected to be effectuated in reality: the friction cost method.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie, Coût, Analyse coût efficacité, Méthodologie, Economie santé, Pays Bas, Europe, Coût indirect
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Disease, Costs, Cost efficiency analysis, Methodology, Health economy, Netherlands, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0356125
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.