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Health Econ. 2013 Feb;22(2):251-2. doi: 10.1002/hec.2826. Epub 2012 May 24.

Surrogate, friend or foe? The need for case studies of the use of surrogate outcomes in cost-effectiveness analyses.


We comment on a recent article by Hawkins et al. presenting different analytic approaches for the inclusion of surrogate and final outcomes in cost-effectiveness analyses. This methodological case study provides a timely and valuable contribution to build on the debate about the use of evidence based on surrogate outcomes in health technology assessment.

Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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