Health economics evaluation of cancer intervention; a review paper

Sara Rekab Eslami Zadeh, Sharifa Ezat Wan Puteh

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Abstract

The cost of new medical intervention are considerable to the healthcare system and also to the patients, however this new intervention can improve health outcomes substantially. In the past decades, multiple new medical interventions were introduced to treat cancer patients, as well as improve quality of life for these patients. However, most of interventions have considerable costs. In order to proper use of restricted health care resources, beyond the standard evaluations of safety and efficacy, it is essential to estimate the relative cost and benefits of new medical intervention and technologies. Assessing the health and economic effects of these interventions has been an interesting topic for the clinicians in last decade and such assessment involves a range of issues, methods and policy statements. This review discusses the main type of economics evaluation and it provides some example of published cancer intervention studies. Economic evaluations can be useful for decision makers because it can give "value-for-money" information about the allocation of restricted health care resources. Economic evaluation sets up the related cost and effects of health interventions, with basically goal of maximizing population health for the limited resources.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-509
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Environmental Biology
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Keywords

  • Cancer intervention
  • Cost analysis
  • Economic evaluation

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Health economics evaluation of cancer intervention; a review paper. / Zadeh, Sara Rekab Eslami; Wan Puteh, Sharifa Ezat.

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