Chapter 2. The Role of Review and Synthesis Methods in Decision Models

  1. Ian Shemilt Senior Research Associate1,
  2. Miranda Mugford Professor1,
  3. Luke Vale Professor2,
  4. Kevin Marsh Head3 and
  5. Cam Donaldson Yunus Chair NIHR Senior Investigator4
  1. Kevin Marsh Head

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320398.ch2

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

Marsh, K. (2010) The Role of Review and Synthesis Methods in Decision Models, 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.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    The Matrix Knowledge Group, London, UK

  4. 4

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

Author Information

  1. The Matrix Knowledge Group, London, 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:

  • role of review and synthesis methods in decision models;
  • decision model as analytic tool;
  • using systematic reviews in economic evaluation;
  • systematic reviews of evidence - beneficial and adverse effects of interventions;
  • economic evaluation is concerned with opportunity cost;
  • decision models - methodological developments;
  • decision models are frequently used to conduct economic evaluations;
  • identifying and analysing evidence;
  • search strategies - estimate decision model parameters;
  • analytic perspective - costs and effects

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Using systematic reviews in economic evaluation

  • Decision models: methodological developments

  • Sources of evidence

  • Search strategies

  • Analysis

  • Reporting

  • Beyond health care

  • Discussion

  • References