Economic evaluation of innovative technologies in health care should include a short-run perspective.
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SourceEuropean Journal of Health Economics, 9, 4, (2008), pp. 381-4
Article / Letter to editor
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Epidemiology, Biostatistics & HTA
European Journal of Health Economics
SubjectEBP 2: Effective Hospital Care; NCEBP 2: Evaluation of complex medical interventions; ONCOL 1: Hereditary cancer and cancer-related syndromes; ONCOL 4: Quality of Care; ONCOL 5: Aetiology, screening and detection
Knowledge about the cost-effectiveness of innovative technologies or new guidelines in health care is more and more a necessary condition for implementation in common practice. However, there are situations where implementation of a new technology that is found more effective and cost effective and is strongly advocated by the medical profession stagnates. The reason for this is the discrepancy between long-run efficiency, on which cost effectiveness is based, and short-run efficiency. This paper addresses the potential paradox between long-run and short-run efficiency in health care and explores possibilities to overcome hurdles to implementation due to that paradox.
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