publication . Article . 2014

Experiences of including costs of added life years in health economic evaluations in Sweden

Laura Pirhonen; Thomas Davidson;
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  • Published: 30 Jun 2014 Journal: Farmeconomia: Health Economics and Therapeutic Pathways (issn: 2240-256X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SEEd Medical Publishers
Abstract
<jats:p>It is of importance to include the appropriate costs and outcomes when evaluating a health intervention. Sweden is the only country where the national guidelines of decisions on reimbursement explicitly state that costs of added life years should be accounted for when presenting health economic evaluations. The aim of this article is to, from a theoretical and empirical point of view, critically analyze the Swedish recommendations used by the Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency (TLV), when it comes to the use of costs of added life years in economic evaluations of health care. The aim is furthermore to analyze the numbers used in Sweden and discuss...
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free text keywords: health economic evaluation, cost-effectiveness, survival years, Medicine (General), R5-920, Health economic evaluation; Cost-effectiveness; Survival years, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Health intervention, Actuarial science, Health care, business.industry, business, Economics, Reimbursement, Health policy, Ethical concerns
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publication . Article . 2014

Experiences of including costs of added life years in health economic evaluations in Sweden

Laura Pirhonen; Thomas Davidson;