Chapter 3. The Role of Economic Perspectives and Evidence in Systematic Review

  1. Ian Shemilt Senior Research Associate3,
  2. Miranda Mugford Professor3,
  3. Luke Vale Professor4,
  4. Kevin Marsh Head5 and
  5. Cam Donaldson Yunus Chair NIHR Senior Investigator6
  1. Rob Anderson Senior Lecturer1 and
  2. Ian Shemilt Senior Research Associate2,3

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320398.ch3

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

Anderson, R. and Shemilt, I. (2010) The Role of Economic Perspectives and Evidence in Systematic Review, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

  3. 5

    The Matrix Knowledge Group, London, UK

  4. 6

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, 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 economic perspectives and evidence in systematic review;
  • economic perspectives in systematic review;
  • heterogeneity of methods and findings in systematic reviews of ‘economic interventions’;
  • guidance for conducting systematic reviews of economic studies;
  • conducting systematic reviews of economic evaluations - challenges;
  • intervention context and intervention costs;
  • systematic reviews of economic evidence - health care and in developing countries;
  • economic evidence and systematic review methods - making best of both;
  • biomedical model of systematic review - intervention and outcome focused

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Economic perspectives in systematic review

  • Guidance for conducting systematic reviews of economic studies

  • Challenges to the value of conducting systematic reviews of economic evaluations

  • Variation in methods

  • Intervention context and intervention costs

  • Intervention context and intervention effects

  • Context of the decision

  • Two main forms of economic evaluation

  • Cost-effectiveness and cost-efficacy

  • Systematic reviews of economic evidence beyond health care and in developing countries

  • When are systematic reviews of economic studies most valuable?

  • Economic evidence and systematic review methods: making the best of both

  • References