Cost-benefit analysis. A research tool for evaluating innovative health programs

J Lyle Bootman, C. Rowland, A. I. Wertheimer

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Abstract

This article reviews the evaluation methodology known as cost-benefit analysis. Studies which have utilized this technique are presented and briefly reviewed. In addition, the closely related technique known as cost-effectiveness (C-E) analysis is described and contrasted with cost-benefit analysis. Several research articles utilizing C-E are described. It is recommended that cost-benefit analysis be used as a mechanism to evaluate innovative health programs. This may be the sole mechanism that will enable health practitioners to cost-justify their innovative services to the federal government and other third-party payers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-154
Number of pages26
JournalEvaluation and the Health Professions
Volume2
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1979

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Cost-benefit analysis. A research tool for evaluating innovative health programs. / Bootman, J Lyle; Rowland, C.; Wertheimer, A. I.

In: Evaluation and the Health Professions, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1979, p. 129-154.

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