Spine update: understanding cost-effectiveness
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Center for Health Policy and Research; Clinical and Population Health Research
Medical Subject Headings
*Cost-Benefit Analysis; Delivery of Health Care; Health Care Costs; Health Policy; Humans; Spinal Diseases
Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Public Health
Although most people are familiar with the idea of cost-effectiveness, many wonder how--or whether--it should be applied to health care. This article discusses the concept of cost-effectiveness, techniques for measuring it, and the pitfalls and benefits of applying cost-effectiveness analysis to health care.
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Citation: Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1996 Mar 1;21(5):646-50.
Clark, Robin E., "Spine update: understanding cost-effectiveness" (1996). Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications. 12.