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date: 27 February 2021

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

This form of analysis seeks to determine the costs and effectiveness of an activity or to compare similar alternative activities to determine the relative degree to which they will obtain the desired objectives or outcomes. The preferred action or alternative is one that requires the least cost to produce a given level of effectiveness or that provides the greatest effectiveness for a given level of cost. In the health care field, outcomes are measured in terms of health status.... ...

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