0
Letters |

Educating Authors and Reviewers of Economic Evaluations of Health Care—Reply

Tom Jefferson, MD; Vittorio Demicheli, MD; Luke Vale, MSc
JAMA. 2002;288(8):959. doi:10.1001/jama.288.8.955.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

In Reply: Although we agree with Dr Gandjour that our review found a disappointing variable general quality of economic evaluations, his suggestions would have had little effect on our conclusions, since our primary focus was the methods used in the systematic reviews of economic evaluations, not the economic evaluations per se. Most of the instruments used in the reviews that we assessed did not include detailed consideration of methods of data aggregation, such as bootstrapping or Monte Carlo simulation, as these techniques have only been more commonly used in the last 4 years or so. However, some instruments, such as the BMJ checklist,1 do include a question on details of models used in the economic evaluation and on methods used to create parameters in the models used. In addition, the only review specifically assessing methods to handle uncertainty in economic evaluations, that by Briggs and Gray,2 showed that sensitivity analysis has rarely been adequately performed.

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 1

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();