Revista Gerencia y Políticas de Salud
Print version ISSN 1657-7027
MEJIA MEJIA, Aurelio. Economic evaluation of health programs and services. Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.15, pp. 91-113. ISSN 1657-7027.
The gap between what medicine can do and what it is economically feasible to do makes more relevant the economic evaluation of health care programmes as a tool that makes explicit what otherwise would be implicit and informs decision makers about the health impact and resource use of different health programmes, which may offer society a better understanding of political process and resource allocation. This article shows the steps in an economic evaluation in health. Also, some methodological issues are discussed.
Keywords : cost effectiveness; methodology; health care rationing; Health Economics; Health Economics; health care; health planning.