Economic evaluation in medical information technology: why the numbers don't add up.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Standards for the economic evaluation of medical technologies were instituted in the mid-1990s, yet little is known about their application in medical information technology studies. In a review of evaluation studies published between 1982 and 2002, we found that the volume and variety of economic evaluations had increased. However, investigators routinely omitted key cost or effectiveness elements in their designs, resulting in publications with incomplete, and potentially biased, economic findings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Eisenstein, EL; Ortiz, M; Anstrom, KJ; Crosslin, DR; Lobach, DF

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2006 /

Start / End Page

  • 914 -

PubMed ID

  • 17238533

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1839730

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States