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Title: The appropriateness of using cost-minimisation analysis as a methodology in the economic evaluation of health care technologies : considerations of evidence from randomised controlled trials
Author: Boland, Angela
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 3987
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2007
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In England and Wales the demand for health care .far outweighs the ability of the National Health Service (NHS) to supply health care. In such an environment, health care decision-making is becoming increasingly influenced by considerations of clinical and cost effectiveness. The robustness and reliability that can be attached to an economic evaluation depends, to a great extent, on the nature and quality of the underlying clinical evidence. Aims: The aims of this thesis are to explore the following questions: 1. In what circumstances is it appropriate to use CMA as a methodology in the economic evaluation of health care technologies? 2. To what extent can health care professionals rely on published evidence from CMAs to inform their decision-making? 3. What specific steps can be taken to improve the conduct and the quality assessment of CMAs? Methods: Various methods have been employed to address the key issues discussed in this thesis. These methodologies include reviews of published clinical and economics literature and analyses of clinical and economic data from a randomised controlled trial.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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