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JAMA. 1996 Oct 23-30;276(16):1339-41.

Recommendations for reporting cost-effectiveness analyses. Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine.

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  • 1Department of Maternal and Child Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This article, the third in a 3-part series, describes recommendations for the reporting of cost-effective analyses (CEAs) intended to improve the quality and accessibility of CEA reports.

PARTICIPANTS:

The Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, a nonfederal panel with expertise in CEA, clinical medicine, ethics, and health outcomes measurement, convened by the US Public Health Service.

EVIDENCE:

The panel reviewed the theoretical foundations of CEA, current practices, alternative methods, published critiques of CEAs, and criticisms of general CEA methods and reporting practices.

CONSENSUS PROCESS:

The panel developed recommendations through 2 1/2 years of discussions. Comments on preliminary drafts were solicited from federal government methodologists, health agency officials, and academic methodologists.

CONCLUSIONS:

These recommendations are proposed to enhance the transparency of study methods, assist analysts in providing complete information, and facilitate the presentation of comparable cost-effectiveness results across studies. Adherence to reporting conventions and attention to providing information required to understand and interpret study results will improve the relevance and accessibility of CEAs.

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8861994
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