Chapter 10. Grading Economic Evidence

  1. Ian Shemilt Senior Research Associate6,
  2. Miranda Mugford Professor6,
  3. Luke Vale Professor7,
  4. Kevin Marsh Head8 and
  5. Cam Donaldson Yunus Chair NIHR Senior Investigator9
  1. Massimo Brunetti Health Economist1,
  2. Francis Ruiz Technical Adviser2,
  3. Joanne Lord Reader3,
  4. Silvia Pregno4 and
  5. Andrew D. Oxman Senior Researcher5

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320398.ch10

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

Brunetti, M., Ruiz, F., Lord, J., Pregno, S. and Oxman, A. D. (2010) Grading Economic Evidence, 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.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 6

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

  2. 7

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

  3. 8

    The Matrix Knowledge Group, London, UK

  4. 9

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Local Health Unit, Modena, Italy

  2. 2

    Centre for Clinical Practice, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London, UK

  3. 3

    Health Economics Research Group (HERG), Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK

  4. 4

    Public Health Physician, Modena, Italy

  5. 5

    Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway

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:

  • grading economic evidence;
  • economic evidence in clinical recommendations;
  • GRADE system - introduced to grade evidence and recommendations;
  • indirectness of evidence;
  • grading clinical and economic evidence in NICE clinical guidelines;
  • format of economic evidence profile

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Economic evidence in clinical recommendations

  • The new GRADE system

  • The GRADE approach to economic evidence

  • Grading clinical and economic evidence in NICE clinical guidelines

  • Conclusions

  • References