Perspectives on Cost-effective Medicine and the Use of Cost-effectiveness Analyses

Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition (Impact Factor: 2.63). 01/2012; 54(1):2-3. DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182354d50
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ABSTRACT: The United States health care system is in need of more comparative effectiveness research aimed to maximize health and minimize costs. Cost-effectiveness analyses are underutilized in achieving this goal. Due to the rise of chronic diseases in childhood, pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology, in particular, are well-suited for leading future efforts in practicing cost-effective medicine.

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