Economic evaluations in pain management: principles and methods.

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Pharmacy
Department Pharmacotherapy
Creator Asche, Carl V.; Jackson, Kenneth C 2nd; Oderda, Gary M.
Title Economic evaluations in pain management: principles and methods.
Date 2006
Description This paper describes how investigators may design, conduct, and report economic evaluations of pharmacotherapy for pain and symptom management. Because economic evaluation of therapeutic interventions is becoming increasingly important, there is a need for guidance on how economic evaluations can be optimally conducted. The steps required to conduct an economic evaluation are described to provide this guidance. Economic evaluations require two or more therapeutic interventions to be compared in relation to costs and effects. There are five types of economic evaluations, based on analysis of: (1) cost-effectiveness, (2) cost-utility, (3) cost-minimization, (4) cost-consequence, and (5) cost-benefit analyses. The six required steps are: identify the perspective of the study; identify the alternatives that will be compared; identify the relevant costs and effects; determine how to collect the cost and effect data; determine how to perform calculation for cost and effects data; and determine the manner in which to depict the results and draw comparisons.
Type Text
Publisher Haworth Press Inc.
Volume 20
Issue 3
First Page 15
Last Page 23
Subject Costs and Cost Analysis; Economics, Pharmaceutical
Subject MESH Pain; Research Design
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2006;20(3):15-23. Asche CV, Seal B, Jackson KC 2nd, Oderda GM, Economic evaluations in pain management: principles and methods.
Rights Management Copyright © 2006 Haworth Press Inc. All rights reserved.
Format Medium application/pdf
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 706668
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g16jdg
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