Issues in the incorporation of economic perspectives and evidence into Cochrane reviews

Ian Shemilt, David McDaid, Kevin Marsh, Catherine Henderson, Evelina Bertranou, Jacqueline Mallander, Mike Drummond, Miranda Mugford, Luke Vale

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Methods for systematic reviews of the effects of health interventions have focused mainly on addressing the question of 'What works?' or 'Is this intervention effective in achieving one or more specific outcomes?' Addressing the question 'Is it worth it given the resources available?' has received less attention. This latter question can be addressed by applying an economic lens to the systematic review process.This paper reflects on the value and desire for the consideration by end users for coverage of an economic perspective in a Cochrane review and outlines two potential approaches and future directions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number83
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalSystematic Reviews
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2013

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