On the Possibility of a Bridge between CBA and CEA: Comments on a Paper by Dolan and Edlin

Bodil Olai Hansen, Jens Leth Hougaard, Hans Keiding, Lars Peter Østerdal

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In a recent work by Dolan and Edlin, it is concluded that no link can be established between cost–benefit analysis (CBA) and cost–effectiveness analysis (CEA). However, the conclusion seems to depend rather heavily on what is understood by a link between CBA and CEA as well as on the exact meaning of the latter two terms. We argue that there is at least one approach to CBA and CEA in which the two are very intimately linked. On the other hand, the imitations in the access to preference information has consequences for the kind of questions that can be meaningfully addressed in both CBA and CEA.
In a recent work by Dolan and Edlin, it is concluded that no link can be established between cost–benefit analysis (CBA) and cost–effectiveness analysis (CEA). However, the conclusion seems to depend rather heavily on what is understood by a link between CBA and CEA as well as on the exact meaning of the latter two terms. We argue that there is at least one approach to CBA and CEA in which the two are very intimately linked. On the other hand, the imitations in the access to preference information has consequences for the kind of questions that can be meaningfully addressed in both CBA and CEA.
SprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Health Economics
Vol/bind23
Udgave nummer5
Sider887-898
ISSN0167-6296
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2004

Emneord

  • Cost-benefit
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • CBA
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • CEA
  • Aggregation of preferences
  • Quality-adjusted life years

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On the Possibility of a Bridge between CBA and CEA : Comments on a Paper by Dolan and Edlin. / Olai Hansen, Bodil; Hougaard, Jens Leth; Keiding, Hans; Østerdal, Lars Peter.

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