Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes by M.F. Drummond
With the increased concern about value for money in the health care sector, the literature on the economic evaluation of health care programmes is growing. However, Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes is to date the only text that discusses in detail the methods used in cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility studies for those who want to undertake such studies or critically assess their results. It provides the reader with a well-equipped methodological tool-kit for tackling various aspects of economic evaluation methodology, featuring exercises, clear illustrations, and discussions of many case studies. The authors are all distinguished teachers and researchers in the field of health economics, and the book draws on their experiences of working with clinicians, health care administrators, planners, and policy makers. This book is an important addition to the introductory guides in this field, which include Principles of Economic Appraisal in Health Care , also published by Oxford University Press.