The economics of home care for the treatment of end-stage renal failure

Anne Ludbrook*

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Economic appraisals of health care come in various forms and tackle different questions. A treatment is worth providing, in economic terms, if the benefits it produces outweigh the costs of provision. New treatments and methods of delivery should be substituted for old ones if they allow more patients to be treated for the same cost, or the same patients at less cost. These are the basic issues which cost benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses address.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-324
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1985

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Funding Information:
The author would like to acknowledge the Scottish Home and Health Department for financial support to HERU. She would also like to thank Peter Mancini for helpful comments and Isabel Tudhope for typing the paper. All errors and omissions are the responsibility of the author.


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