Cost-effectiveness analyses: a basic overview for dermatologists.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

BACKGROUND: In the current age of limited health care resources, cost-effectiveness analyses are important since they provide information that can be used by decision-makers for prioritizing and setting health care policies. OBJECTIVE: This article gives a conceptual overview of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) by discussing their strengths and limitations, introducing the calculations and variables involved, and outlining the issues in interpreting CEAs using dermatological examples. CONCLUSION: Cost-effectiveness analyses are important tools that dermatologists can use to compare medical interventions using costs, effectiveness, and health outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chen, SC

Published Date

  • May 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 222

PubMed ID

  • 11685668

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1203-4754

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/pl00021727


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States