Dissecting a Published Economic Appraisal

  • Nicholas Graves
  • William Jarvis
  • Kate Halton


  • The processes undertaken for a real economic appraisal of an infection control alternative is described and the complexities of the tasks are revealed.

  • Each task is documented so the reader can see what was done, where the task was difficult, and what caveats were built in.

  • A description of how the findings might be used to inform decision making is also included.

  • Most of this book has used hypothetical examples to convey ideas and theory. This chapter is a description of a real decision problem for the infection control community.


Intensive Care Unit Intensive Care Unit Patient Utility Weight Economic Appraisal Silver Sulfadiazine 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyInstitute of Health & Biomedical InnovationKelvin GroveAustralia
  2. 2.Hilton HeadUSA

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