8) When cost-utility analysis
is applied to these data, using many
The researchers performed a cost-utility analysis
by creating a model that followed women from the 10th week of pregnancy (before any testing) through pregnancy, birth, and the women's remaining life expectancies.
This instalment of Sex Research Update summarizes recent research on the cost-utility analysis
of condom social marketing campaigns; changes in the sexual behaviour of high school students in the United States from 1991 to 2001; a randomized controlled trial evaluation of a teen pregnancy prevention program; a randomized controlled trial evaluation of a sexual risk reduction intervention for drug dependent adolescents; condom specific sexual assertiveness among heterosexually active men; young adults' recollections of sexual experiences in childhood; the impact of vasectomy on sexual and marital satisfaction; and the sexual behaviour of physically disabled adolescents.
While it can be used to measure health-related quality of life alone, its main purpose is to measure the 'utility' of health states (that is, the preferences people have for different health states) in a way suitable for use in economic evaluation studies, in particular, cost-utility analysis
4) Cost-utility analysis
(CUA) is an established method for assessing "value for money" of a health care intervention using an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER)--dividing the costs incurred by the additional quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) gained.
The impact of chemotherapeutic regimens on the cost-utility analysis
of Oncotype DX assay" (Abstract #347) will be presented on Thursday, March 22.
A separate cost-utility analysis
published earlier this month showed that dutasteride at a cost of $626 per year, down from the current cost of $1,400, was unlikely to be cost effective for chemoprevention use in men at elevated risk for prostate cancer (Cancer Prev.
Due to a lack of published evidence, we were unable to conduct our cost-utility analysis
from a societal perspective according to consensus recommendations.
The rather disparate topics covered in the book's 16 chapters are presented in four sections broadly defined as issues in health insurance, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis
, market and non-market rationing, and issues of health policy.
The papers in the second section provide examples of three techniques commonly used to evaluate resource allocation decisions in health care: cost-effectiveness analysis, the use of latent variables to measure patient well-being, and cost-utility analysis
He adds, "A subsequent cost-utility analysis
based on the results of this trial found that myotomy plus Dor fundoplication was more cost effective than myotomy alone because of the costs of treating GERD.