publication . Article . 2006

Methodological issues in the economic analysis of cancer treatments.

Daniel Hind; Sue Ward;
  • Published: 05 Oct 2006 Journal: European Journal of Cancer, volume 42, pages 2,867-2,875 (issn: 0959-8049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Cost-effectiveness analysis may be applied to the full range of interventions that make up a cancer service, including screening programmes and early treatments, diagnostic test and referral processes, surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and palliative care. Numerous methodologies have been employed within existing models of cancer interventions. However, not all methodologies are equal; inappropriate modelling approaches may bias cost-effectiveness results. Generic guidelines for good practice in decision-analytic modelling provide a useful basis for critically appraising cost-effectiveness models, yet explicit consideration of a range of cancer-specific issues...
free text keywords: Cancer Research, Oncology
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