Health economics and health preference concepts to orthopedics practitioners

Health economics and health preference concepts to orthopedics practitioners

Author Araújo, Carlos Delano Mundim Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Veiga, Daniela Francescato Google Scholar
Hochman, Bernardo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abla, Luiz Eduardo Felipe Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Novo, Neil Ferreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade do Vale do Sapucaí
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The aim of this study was to describe concepts of health economics in order to update and provide the orthopedic practitioner decision making parameters based on preferences. Four basic types of studies of economical evaluation were presented (cost minimization analysis, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility), as well as the origin, the concept, advantages and disadvantages of using QALY and utility. It was discussed the importance of costs and of SF-6D, an instrument able to get through the utility data from the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36). Physicians, especially orthopedic practitioners, are increasingly using technologies which are progressively expensive, thus, they should be able to understand health economics concepts, the importance of utility in clinical decision making process and economic analysis in health.09+
Keywords Quality of life
Quality-adjusted life years
Cost-benefit analysis
Language English
Date 2014-01-01
Published in Acta Ortopédica Brasileira. Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, v. 22, n. 2, p. 102-105, 2014.
ISSN 1413-7852 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia
Extent 102-105
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
SciELO ID S1413-78522014000200102 (statistics in SciELO)

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