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Keywords:

  • surrogate outcomes;
  • health technology assessment

SUMMARY

We comment on a recent article by Hawkins et al. presenting different analytic approaches for the inclusion of surrogate and final outcomes in cost-effectiveness analyses. This methodological case study provides a timely and valuable contribution to build on the debate about the use of evidence based on surrogate outcomes in health technology assessment. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.