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Introduction to economic evaluations in clinical trials 

Introduction to economic evaluations in clinical trials
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Introduction to economic evaluations in clinical trials
Author(s):

Dr. Henry A. Glick

, Dr. Jalpa A. Doshi

, Dr. Seema S. Sonnad

, and Dr. Daniel Polsky

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199685028.003.0001
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date: 18 August 2019

It is becoming increasingly important to examine the relationship between the outcomes of a clinical trial and the costs of the medical therapy under study. Results of these analyses can aid in early adoption decisions for therapies, aid interested parties when making claims about a therapy’s cost-effectiveness, address requirements of regulatory bodies, and affect reimbursement decisions for medical therapies. This chapter sets the stage for our book, Economic Evaluation in Clinical Trials. It discusses the general issues related to use of data from clinical trials and then provides an outline of the issues that are discussed in the remainder of the book.

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