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SURROGATE, FRIEND OR FOE? THE NEED FOR CASE STUDIES OF THE USE OF SURROGATE OUTCOMES IN COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSES

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Peninsula Technology Assessment Group, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter, Salmon Pool Lane, Exeter EX2 4SG, UK. E-mail: oriana.ciani@pcmd.ac.uk

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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.

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