The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online guide offers a detailed and interactive introduction to the Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) process.
Guidance is provided for the following:
- CEA theory, including CEA advantages over other forms of cost analysis, and where CEA can be used
- Framing CEA, including advice on adopting a research strategy,
- Outcomes relevant to CEA, and decision analysis
- Interpreting CEA results, including cost-effectiveness ratios, exclusion criteria, and
- Presentation of results.
This guide also offers an opportunity for users to ‘test their understanding’ through brief summary tests at the end of each chapter, which appear alongside annotated answers.