Why Should You Complete Health Economics: Cost-effectiveness for Clinical Trials?
The Cost-effectiveness for Clinical Trials module builds on the previous introductory module on economic evaluation. Measurement of cost-effectiveness has relevance in all health applications, but this module focusses specifically on issues relevant to clinical trials (in particular randomized controlled trials).
Cost-effectiveness is an increasingly important component of clinical trials, not least because of requirements relating to government subsidy for the introduction of new technologies (where cost-effectiveness is mandated). The measurement of economic evaluation is considered alongside clinical evaluation and includes the resource implications so that in addition to answering the question ‘Does it work?’ we answer the question ‘Is it worth it?’