Table 78.1Types of Economic Analysis

AnalysisMeasurement of CostsMeasurement of BenefitsUnits of Ratio
Cost-minimizationDollarsAssumed to be identicalDollars
Cost-benefitDollarsDollarsUnitless
Cost-effectivenessDollarsEffect of interestDollars/unit of effect
Cost-utilityDollarsQALYsDollars/QALY

QALYs = quality-adjusted life years.

From: Chapter 78, Outcomes Assessment

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