Net Benefit Regression

Net benefit regression describes the activity of doing regression analysis on net benefit data. This entry first describes what net benefit data are and then explains how these data can be analyzed using regression. Finally, this entry concludes with an example illustrating some of the many reasons to use regression analysis to analyze net benefit data.


Scientific journals and popular media teem with the results of clinical trials proclaiming evidence of more effective new treatments or interventions. Without the resources to be able to provide all new treatments that are more effective, how should decision makers choose? Often, clinical enthusiasm is tempered with economic discipline, in the form of an economic evaluation. In many decision-making contexts, this involves estimating the extra cost of an extra unit ...

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