Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7450
PARADA-VARGAS, Ludy A e TABORDA-RESTREPO, Alejandra. Economic Evaluation Models and their Application in Health Decision Making. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.2, pp. 352-362. ISSN 0034-7450.
Objective: To introduce the key concepts of economic evaluation models as tools in health decision-making, a sector where the efficient allocation of resources is done in an environment of scarcity and uncertainty. Method: We developed a simplified analysis of the main concepts used in the construction of a model of economic assessment in health from the main references on decision-making in health according to economic assessment portals such as CEA Tufts University, CRD at University of York, Medline, and Pubmed. Development: Models were defined in the context of economic assessment in health as needed in a system of ever-changing requirements and uncertainty. It discusses the steps for developing a good model and the structure for a critical evaluation of it, ending with a discussion and the conclusions of the updated information. Attached is a checklist for verifying the reliability of the models to be executed. Conclusion: Economic evaluation models develop as a tool for decision making in health; for this reason and as simplifications of reality, they must be transparent and reproducible so that all elements are considered systematically backed with clear and precise descriptions.
Palavras-chave : Modelos teóricos; toma de decisiones; incertidumbre; Theoretical models; decision making; uncertainty.