Collaboration with clinicians: Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials

Collaboration with clinicians: Cost-effectiveness analysis alongside clinical trials

Reaching clinicians and building collaborations will be one of the future priorities of the Division. Applied health economics strives to inform the sphere of policy-making which implies real consequences for health care systems and the provision and reimbursement coverage of services. In order to support evidence-based decision making with reliable cost / value judgments, comparative economic studies need to meet several requirements, starting with the appropriate clinical study design and data collection process. As cost-effectiveness analyses strongly rely on data from clinical trials, we believe that close cooperation between the economic analyst and clinician scientists is essential to reach our common goal of translating research to real-world clinical practice. A number of efforts in this direction have been initiated. Additional information can be found in the following documents which were prepared as a part of our endeavor to acquaint clinicians with health economics and the objectives of health technology assessment.

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