Chapter 1. From Effectiveness to Efficiency? An Introduction to Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics

  1. Ian Shemilt Senior Research Associate2,
  2. Miranda Mugford Professor2,
  3. Luke Vale Professor3,
  4. Kevin Marsh Head4 and
  5. Cam Donaldson Yunus Chair NIHR Senior Investigator5
  1. Miranda Mugford Professor2,
  2. Ian Shemilt Senior Research Associate1,2,
  3. Luke Vale Professor3,
  4. Kevin Marsh Head4,
  5. Cam Donaldson Yunus Chair NIHR Senior Investigator5 and
  6. Jacqueline Mallender Chief Executive4

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320398.ch1

Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice, Second Edition

How to Cite

Mugford, M., Shemilt, I., Vale, L., Marsh, K., Donaldson, C. and Mallender, J. (2010) From Effectiveness to Efficiency? An Introduction to Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics, in Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice, Second Edition (eds I. Shemilt, M. Mugford, L. Vale, K. Marsh and C. Donaldson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320398.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  2. 3

    Health Economics Research Unit and Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

  3. 4

    The Matrix Knowledge Group, London, UK

  4. 5

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Social Work and Psychosocial Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  2. 2

    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  3. 3

    Health Economics Research Unit and Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

  4. 4

    The Matrix Knowledge Group, London, UK

  5. 5

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191531

Online ISBN: 9781444320398

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Keywords:

  • evidence-based decisions and economics - an introduction;
  • evidence-based policy and practice;
  • systematic review collating all empirical evidence - a brief introduction;
  • economics for non-economist - a brief introduction;
  • guidance on methods to inform policy and practice decisions;
  • evidence-based decision making;
  • RCTs - andomised controlled trials;
  • Cochrane Collaboration - systematic reviews of health care interventions;
  • Campbell Collaboration - electronic systematic review publishing

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A brief introduction to systematic review

  • A brief introduction to economics for the non-economist

  • Guidance on methods to inform policy and practice decisions

  • Overview of the book

  • Summary and invitation

  • References