[Economic assessment guide in the health sector]

Gutiérrez MA, Jiménez de Aberasturi A, Asua J.
Record ID 31999009735
Original Title: Guía de Evaluación Económica en el Sector Sanitario
Authors' objectives: • Provide health researchers with a source of help and information in order to incorporate economic assessment in their projects. • Provide clinical and health management personnel with an ordered set of concepts that allow a critical and well-informed reading of the ever-wider range of literature dealing with the subject of health economics. • Supply information to help health officers at any level of the system in the decision-making process.
Authors' results and conclusions: The guide provides guidelines in the application of methodological procedures to clinical and research personnel who are initiating an EA. Likewise, the resulting information attempts to help health officers in the decision-making process. This guide is an open document as some of the areas dealt with are still under discussion, both in their theoretical justification and with regard to the method used to choose the best option among several different alternatives. At the end of the report, a glossary of terms in provided for a better comprehension of the terminology used in the document.
Authors' methods: 1. Bibliographical Search. - We have based ourselves on the most relevant EA methodological guides made in other countries: • Guidelines for the Pharmaceutical Industry on Preparation of Submissions to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee of Australia. 1995 • Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals of Canada. 1997 • Manual for the Standardisation of Clinical and Economic Evaluation of Medical Technology of Switzerland. 1998 • The Harmonisation by Consensus of the Methodology for Economic Evaluation of Health Care Technologies in the European Union. HARMET. 1998 in press. - Likewise, bibliographical searches have been made in the following databases: • The Cochrane Library (up to IV quarter 1998) • On the web pages of Medline and Healthstar (1970-1998). • On the web page of The Centre for Health Economics of The University of York. 2.- Selection of relevant scientific evidence. 3.- Summary of the selected bibliography and recommendations for carrying out an EA. 4.- External review carried out by experts in EA methodology. 5.- Dissemination of the document among: health service heads, researchers in health care and health economists. 6.- Giving seminars to disseminate the proposed methodology.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
Organisation Name: Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: C/ Donostia – San Sebastián, 1 (Edificio Lakua II, 4ª planta) 01010 Vitoria - Gasteiz
Contact Name: Lorea Galnares-Cordero
Contact Email: lgalnares@bioef.eus
Copyright: <p>Osteba (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment), Health Department of the Basque Government</p>
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