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Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 13 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:689
  1. Nick Freemantle, senior research fellow
  1. Centre for Health Economics, University of York

    M R Gold, J E Siegel, L B Russell, M C Weinstein: Oxford University Press, £36.50, pp 425 ISBN 0 195 10824 8

    Most people considering spending a substantial sum of money on a car will try to identify the best deal, by expending time and effort on assessments in line with the scale of the decision. Viewed in this way, it becomes hard to argue against considering costs and benefits together when making decisions about health care, and not to do so in the NHS might be deemed irresponsible and wasteful. …

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