Questions regarding effectiveness and the availability of resources are being raised more frequently about new and even existing medical care practices. High rates of inflation in health care costs and rapidly growing numbers of diagnostic and treatment technologies have contributed to public concerns that we can no longer afford an ever-expanding health care system. In making decisions pertaining to the allocation of increasingly scarce resources, particular attention has been given to methods for comparing alternative diagnostic and treatment practices on the basis of demonstrated effectiveness and costs. Frequently the techniques of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis are cited. This article discusses the application of cost-effectiveness analysis techniques in identifying strategies for improving the control of high blood pressure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Maryland State Medical Journal|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1984|
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