Journal article

Can cost-effectiveness results be combined into a coherent league table? Case study from one high-income country

Nick Wilson, Anna Davies, Naomi Brewer, Nhung Nghiem, Linda Cobiac, Tony Blakely

POPULATION HEALTH METRICS | BMC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Doubts exist around the value of compiling league tables for cost-effectiveness results for health interventions, primarily due to methods differences. We aimed to determine if a reasonably coherent league table could be compiled using published studies for one high-income country: New Zealand (NZ). METHODS: Literature searches were conducted to identify NZ-relevant studies published in the peer-reviewed journal literature between 1 January 2010 and 8 October 2017. Only studies with the following metrics were included: cost per quality-adjusted life-year or disability-adjusted life-year or life-year (QALY/DALY/LY). Key study features were abstracted and a summary league table pro..

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