Trends of cost-effectiveness studies in sleep medicine

Sleep Med. 2019 Jan;53:176-180. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Jun 18.


Economic analyses, and cost-effectiveness studies in particular, are increasingly used in medicine and population health to inform policy making and resource allocation. Health economic models have successfully captured sleep medicine outcomes. This study provides an overview of the growth of the use of cost-effectiveness analyses to quantify the outcomes of sleep related interventions. It also identifies highly prevalent sleep disorders, which despite having a high burden of disease, lack basic utility studies.

Keywords: Burden of disease; Cost-effectiveness analysis; Economic analysis; Public health; Sleep medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administrative Personnel
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis / trends*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Humans
  • Public Health*
  • Sleep Medicine Specialty / trends*