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The Role of Cost-effectiveness Analysis in Health and Medicine

JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association (Impact Factor: 30.39). 01/1997; 276(14):1172-1177. DOI: 10.1001/jama.1996.03540140060028

ABSTRACT Objective.
—To develop consensus-based recommendations guiding the conduct of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) to improve the comparability and quality of studies. The recommendations apply to analyses intended to inform the allocation of health care resources across a broad range of conditions and interventions. This article, first in a 3-part series, discusses how this goal affects the conduct and use of analyses. The remaining articles will outline methodological and reporting recommendations, respectively.

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