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

ArticleinJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 54(1):2-3 · January 2012with1 Read
Impact Factor: 2.63 · DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182354d50 · Source: PubMed


    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.