This detailed guide provides investigators with a rigorous technical discussion of Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) procedure, written from a public health perspective, as an option for assessing the efficiency of an intervention. Particular care is taken in the guidance to demonstrate how to maximise generalisability of results across settings.
- a brief description of CEA
- overview of CEA study design,
- guidance on cost estimation, discounting, uncertainty, and sensitivity analysis,
- policy uses of CEA, and
- reporting results.
Part II of the guide, in turn, offers a number of supporting background papers originally published in journals.
Tan-Torres Edejer, T., Baltussen, R., Adam, T., Hutubessy, R., Acharya, A., Evans, D. B., & Murray, C. J. L. World Health Organization, (2003). Making choices in health: Who guide to cost-effectiveness analysis. Retrieved from website: http://www.who.int/choice/publications/p_2003_generalised_cea.pdf