Cost-Consequence Analysis

A cost-consequence analysis (CCA) requires an estimation of the costs as well as the health consequences and other consequences associated with one intervention compared with an alternative intervention for a health condition; these estimates then are presented in a disaggregated tabular or graphical format. This type of analysis has been described in texts on economic evaluation of new healthcare interventions. However, it is generally mentioned only briefly and categorized as either a formal or an informal variant of a cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA).


When a CCA is performed as a variant of a CEA, it takes an incidence-based perspective and estimates the costs and consequences for an individual or disease cohort for as long as the health condition lasts. However, a CCA also can be performed from ...

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