Economic Evaluation and Policy Making

  • Magnus Johannesson
Part of the Developments in Health Economics and Public Policy book series (HEPP, volume 4)


The aim of economic evaluations of health care programmes is to serve as an aid to decisions and to affect policy making. If economic evaluations of health care programmes are not going to have any impact on decisions about the allocation of resources to health care programmes, this is a meaningless activity. In this chapter we discuss different decision and policy situations where economic evaluations of health care programmes could potentially be used. We discuss economic evaluations as an aid to: the development of treatment guidelines, decisions within health care organizations, introduction of new medical technologies, reimbursement decisions, and pricing decisions. We end the chapter with some conclusions about the relationship between economic evaluations and policy making.


Economic Evaluation Treatment Guideline Health Care Organization Health Care Financing Price Decision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Johannesson
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  1. 1.Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden

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