Economic evaluation and society's health values: View from the other side of the pond

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7486.311-a (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:311
  1. Rhiannon Tudor Edwards, Harkness fellow in health care policy 2004/5 (Edwards.rt@ghc.ord)
  1. MacColl Institute for Healthcare Innovation, Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, 1730 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    EDITOR—Societal values on health care in the United States are profoundly different from those of the United Kingdom. Likewise health economics has developed in quite different ways.1 2

    Americans fiercely defend their right to choose their doctor, value competition as a stimulant to medical advance, and are not ready to …

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