Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 October 2004

224 Pages | 11 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195171860

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Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care

Opportunities and Barriers

Peter J. Neumann

Much evidence suggests that the U.S. does not achieve good value for its health care spending. Analytic tools such as cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) can help determine which health care services will provide the most health improvement for the dollars we spend, but American health policy makers have largely avoided using CEA. This book provides a unique perspective on this problem by considering the economic, social, political, and ethical factors that contribute to it, and by seeking to show how experience can guide better policy making in the future.