Modelling in economic evaluation: an unavoidable fact of life

Health Econ. 1997 May-Jun;6(3):217-27. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1099-1050(199705)6:3<217::aid-hec267>;2-w.


The role of modelling in economic evaluation is explored by discussing, with examples, the uses of models. The expanded use of pragmatic clinical trials as an alternative to models is discussed. Some suggestions for good modelling practice are made.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic* / methods
  • Clinical Trials as Topic* / standards
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis / methods
  • Databases, Factual / standards
  • Databases, Factual / supply & distribution
  • Decision Support Techniques*
  • Forecasting / methods
  • Humans
  • Models, Economic*