The challenges in evaluating the cost-effectiveness of complex interventions

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Standard cost-effectiveness methods and critical appraisal toolkits may not be adequate for complex interventions. We systematically reviewed and quality assessed cost-effectiveness studies of a complex intervention, propose a series of new questions to inform their critical appraisal and discuss how future research should be targeted to improve the methods. Reablement was used as an example of a complex intervention. Reablement is a multidisciplinary and multifactorial intervention to support people to relearn activities of daily living.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A727-A728
Number of pages2
JournalValue in Health
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015


  • complex interventions
  • Cost-effectiveness

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