Whatever kind of economic evaluation you plan to undertake, the costs must be assessed.
In health care these are first of all divided into costs borne by the NHS (like drugs), by patients and their families (like travel), and by the rest of society (like healthy education).
Next the costs have to be valued in monetary terms; direct costs, (like wages, pose little problem, but indirect costs (like time spent in hospital) have to have values imputed to them.
And that is not all: costs must be further subdivided into average, marginal, and joint costs, which help decisions on how much of a service should be provided.
Capital costs (investments in plant, building, and machinery) are also important, as are discounting and inflation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Economie santé, Homme, Article synthèse, Analyse coût, Minimisation coût, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health economy, Human, Review, Cost analysis, Cost minimization, United Kingdom, Europe
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