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Manufacturing Consensus, Marketing Truth: Guidelines for Economic Evaluation

Robert G. Evans, PhD
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University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 123, Canada. Requests for Reprints: Robert G. Evans, PhD, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Room 429, 2194 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 123, Canada.

Copyright ©2004 by the American College of Physicians

Ann Intern Med. 1995;123(1):59-60. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-123-1-199507010-00010
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Economic analysis is increasingly applied to medical practices. Interest in both the methods and the results of these analyses is growing on all sides. This issue of Annals contains a report from a task force, organized by faculty from the Leonard Davis Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, with financial support from industry sources, that examines the issue of standard setting for economic analyses of health care technologies. A contrasting view appears in the following editorial. Readers interested in an international perspective on the topic will want to read the recent editorial by Freemantle and colleagues (BMJ. 1995; 310:955-6).—The Editor

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