Economic evaluations of health care programmes and treatments have now been conducted for about 30 years.
A number of key methodological principles have been specified and there has been an exponential rise in the number of published studies.
However, there is relatively little evidence of the use of these studies in decision making about health technologies.
Therefore, this paper considers what policy issues are amenable to economic analysis, or could be greatly informed by economic appraisal results.
It is concluded that a wide range of mechanisms exist to influence the diffusion and use of health technologies and that economic appraisal is potentially applicable to a number of them.
The paper also considers how economic appraisal could be made more relevant to decision making.
Mots-clés Pascal : Politique sanitaire, Prise décision, Economie santé, Système santé, Analyse coût efficacité, Equipement sanitaire, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health policy, Decision making, Health economy, Health system, Cost efficiency analysis, Sanitary equipment, United Kingdom, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0354798
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.