Journal article

Interpreting cost analyses of clinical interventions

EA Balas, RAC Kretschmer, W Gnann, DA West, SA Boren, RM Centor, M Nerlich, M Gupta, TD West, NS Soderstrom

JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 1998

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In the present era of cost containment, physicians need reliable data about specific interventions. The objectives of this study were to assist practitioners in interpretation of economic analyses and estimation of their own costs of implementing recommended interventions. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE search from 1966 through 1995 using the text words cost or expense and medical subject heading (MeSH) terms costs and cost analysis, cost control, cost of illness, cost savings, or cost-benefit analysis. STUDY SELECTION: The 4 eligibility criteria were clinical trial with random assignment; health care quality improvement intervention tested; effects measured on the process or outcome of ca..

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