Economic analysis alongside clinical trials - Bias in the assessment of economic outcomes

L B Ellwein, M F Drummond

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Clinical trial randomization schemes to control patient characteristics that can influence clinical response are not sufficient to control for their effects on operational efficiency and cost within the provider institution. This variation can result in biased economic findings when patients are allowed to select a provider themselves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-697
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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