Assessing the feasibility of using economic evaluation in reimbursement of health care services in Thailand
Objective: the overall aim of this thesis is to assess the 'feasibility' of using
economic evaluation for the development of health care benefit packages in
Thailand, specifically for selective use on a small number of 'difficult'
coverage decisions within the high-cost element of the Universal Healthcare
Coverage Scheme (UC). The term 'feasibility' consists of (i) the availability of
economic evaluation information for decision-making, (ii) knowledge and
understanding among the users, (iii) users' perception of the benefits of
economic evaluation, and (iv) the relevance of economic evaluation to the
interests of different stakeholders.