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Decision Analysis for Healthcare Managers
Farrokh Alemi, PhD
David H. Gustafson, PhD

Chapter 8: Cost-Effectiveness of Clinics
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On page 208, “Published changes for a day of service” should read “Published charges for a day of service.”
Learning Tools
Excel files for Tables 8.3, 8.4, and 8.10, for use with the Review What You Know section
Watch an animated example on how to test sensitivity of conclusions to changes in probabilities
Listen to a narrated presentation on cost-effectiveness of clinics
Download slides on analyzing the cost-effectiveness of treatment for people on probation
Watch an animated example on calculating expected costs in Excel
Websites of Interest
Evidence-Based Practice Centers (EPC) report on synthesizing scientific evidence to improve quality and effectiveness in healthcare
Information on cost-effectiveness of diabetes treatment practices and review of literature on the topic
Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, an online journal published by BioMed Central
“Programme Costs in the Economic Evaluation of Health Interventions,” written by Benjamin Johns, Rob Baltussen, and Raymond Hutubessy from Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy (GPE/EQC) of the World Health Organization
"Economic Estimation of Country-Specific Hospital Costs,” written by Taghreed Adam, David B. Evans, and Christopher J. L. Murray from Global Programme on Evidence for Health Policy (GPE/EQC) of the World Health Organization
"The Cost-Effectiveness of Neonatal Screening for Cystic Fibrosis: An Analysis of Alternative Scenarios Using a Decision Model,” written by Neil Simpson, Rob Anderson, Franco Sassi, Alexandra Pitman, Peter Lewis, Karen Tu, and Heather Lannin
List of articles on procedures for conducting cost-effectiveness analyses
List of books on cost-effectiveness and decision making in healthcare
Additional Readings
There are numerous books published on cost-effectiveness methods. These books generally do not approach the analysis from a decision theoretic point of view. Nevertheless, they are excellent coverage of methods and issues. Some examples of books include:
Gold, M. R., J. E. Siegel, L. B. Russell, and M. C. Weinstein (eds.). 1996. Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. New York: Oxford UP.
Muennig, P. 2002. Designing and Conducting Cost-Effectiveness Analyses in Medicine and Health Care. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Levin, H. M., and McEwan, P. J. 2001. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Methods and Applications, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.