Readership: Academics and students in the growing postgraduate market in health economics, plus other areas of public sector economics, public health, health services research, technology assessment and quality of life, will find this book invaluable. There will also be huge appeal for health service policy makers, administrators, managers and researchers. Those involved in pharmaceutical industry research and development and Global Outcomes will benefit from this practical, hands-on guide, as will practitioners for economics engaged
in generating economic evaluations for research bodies, governmental bodies (eg NICE) and non-health care agencies whose programmes effect health.
John Brazier, Professor of Health Economics, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK, Julie Ratcliffe, Senior Research Fellow, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK, Joshua A. Salomon, Assistant Professor of International Health, Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA, and Aki Tsuchiya, Reader in Economics and Health Economics, School of Health and Related Research and Department of Economics, University of Sheffield, UK
"This new text is indeed timely...[it's] a useful addition to the literature on economic evaluation." - Pharmacoeconomics, Vol 25, No 4
1: The purpose and scope of this book
2: Introduction to the measurement and valuation of health
3: Foundations in welfare economics and utility theory: what should be valued?
4: Describing health
5: Valuing health
6: Modelling health state valuation data
7: Using ordinal data to estimate cardinal valuations
8: Methods for obtaining health state values: generic preference-based measure of health and the alternatives
9: Design and analysis of health state valuation data for trial- and model-based economic evaluations
10: A QALY is a QALY is a QALY - or is it not?
11: Measuring and valuing health: an international perspective