Health Economics Resources for Investigators

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Resources are available for researchers and decision makers who plan to conduct economic evaluations of clinical interventions, health policies, and health care programs.

DATABASES OF ECONOMIC EVALUATIONS

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The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

The NHS Economic Evaluation Database

The Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Registry

The PEDE Database

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PUBLISHED GUIDELINES

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U.S.Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration. 2009. Guidance for Industry Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Use in Medical Product Development to Support Labeling Claims

WellPoint. 2005. Health Technology Assessment Guidelines. Drug submission guidelines for new products, new indications and new formulations. Version 5.1 West Hills, California.

Academy of Managed care Pharmacy. 2009. The AMCP Format for Formulary Submissions. Version 3.0

Guidelines for the economic evaluation of health technologies: Canada [3rd Edition]. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2006.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2008. Guide to the methods of technology appraisal.

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PROFESSIONAL HEALTH ECONOMICS ORGANIZATIONS

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International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

HealthEconomics.com

International Health Economics Association (iHEA)

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ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES

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Health Economics Information Resources: A self-Study Course

ISPOR Education

University of York

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POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS FROM THE BCH ECONOMIC EVALUATION COURSES

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Economic Evaluation in Health Care

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Data Collection and Analysis

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HEALTH-RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE INSTRUMENTS

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Health-related quality of life (HRQL) weights (utilities) are used to estimate quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). The following methods are usually used for estimating HRQL:

Direct methods 

Standard gamble

Time trade-off

Visual Analog Scale

Person Trade-Off

(Drummond et al. 2005; Gold et al. 1996)

Indirect methods

EQ-5D SF-6D

Health Utility Index (HUI)

Disease specific surveys: PROQOLID

PedsQL

Preference-based surveys for pediatric populations

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TREEAGE PRO USER'S MANUAL 2013

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TreAge Pro User's Manual 2013

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USEFUL LINKS 

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The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

The NHS Economic Evaluation Database

The Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Registry

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Current Population Survey (CPS)

The Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Registry

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

HealthEconomics.com

International Health economics Association (iHEA)

Proqolid

Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS)

MassachusettsAll-Payer Claims Database

Medical Expenditures Panel Survey

Consumer Expenditures Survey

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

EQ-5D

SF surveys

Health Utility Index (HUI)

Drug prices

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REFERENCES

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Gold MR, Siegel JE, et al. (1996). Cost-effectiveness in Health and Medicine New York, Oxford University Press.

Drummond, M. F., M. Schulper, et al. (2005). Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs. New York, Oxford University Press Inc.

Hirth RA, Chernew ME, et al. (2000). "Willingness to pay for a quality-adjusted life year: in search of a standard." Medical Decision Making 20(3): 332-342.

Solans, M., S. Pane, et al. (2008). "Health-Related Quality of Life Measurement in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Generic and Disease-Specific Instruments." Value in Health 11(4): 742-764.

Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews. AHRQ Publication No. 10(11)-EHC063-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. August 2011.

Solans, M, Pane, S et al. 2008. Health-Related Quality of Life Measurement in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Generic and Disease-Specific Instruments.Value in Health 11(4), 742-764.

Griebsch I, Coast J, Brown J. 2005. Quality-adjusted life-years lack quality in pediatric care: a critical review of published cost-utility studies in child health. Pediatrics, May, 115(5), e600-14.

Tarride JE, Burke N, Bischof M, et al. 2010. .A review of health utilities across conditions common in pediatric and adult populations. Health Qual Life Outcomes. Jan 27;8:12.

Mauskopf JA, Paul JE, Grant DM, Stergachis A. 1998. The role of cost-consequence analysis in healthcare decision-making. Pharmacoeconomics. Mar;13(3):277-88.

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2011. Finding What Works in Health Care. Standards for Systematic Reviews. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press

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