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Cost-Effectiveness Information: Yes, It's Important, but Keep It Separate, Please!

Gail R. Wilensky, PhD
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Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Stock ownership or options (other than mutual funds): Cephalon, United Health Group, Gentiva, Quest Diagnostics. Expert testimony: cost-effectiveness analysis.

From Project HOPE, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(12):967-968. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-148-12-200806170-00224
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As a counterpoint to the College's position, Wilensky (despite general agreement that cost-effectiveness information should be used to develop smarter strategies of reimbursement) believes keeping comparative clinical effectiveness analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis separate from each other to be vitally important.

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