The role of economic appraisal in health technology assesment : the Australian case.
This paper examines the role and importance of economic appraisal of health technology in Australia, particularly those appraisals conducted under the auspices of a Federal Committee.
Eight specific examples are considered: extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, office pathology testing, magnetic resonance imaging, cervical cancer screening, bone mineral assessment, automated implantable cardiac defibrillators, liver transplantation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
It was found that in most cases the appraisal influenced policy, but that it was harder to assess whether there had been changes in practice or final health outcomes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Technologie, Equipement biomédical, Analyse économique, Répartition ressource, Politique sanitaire, Economie santé, Australie, Système santé, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Technology, Biomedical equipment, Economic analysis, Resource repartition, Health policy, Health economy, Australia, Health system, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0354806
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.