Spine update: understanding cost-effectiveness
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; Center for Health Policy and Research; Clinical and Population Health Research
*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.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1996 Mar 1;21(5):646-50.
Clark RE. (1996). Spine update: understanding cost-effectiveness. Center for Health Policy and Research (CHPR) Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/healthpolicy_pp/12