Economic analysis for clinical practice: The case of 31 national consensus guidelines in the Netherlands

Louis W Niessen, Els Grijseels, Marc Koopmanschap, Frans Rutten, Dutch Ministry of Health

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Evidence on the cost-effectiveness of health interventions in the development of practice guidelines has become of interest in many countries. Challenges are the quality of economic data, the use of cost-effectiveness criteria, and the consensus process. Our paper aims to assess the quality and use of economic information in the formulation of consensus guidelines in a Dutch pilot programme and to recommend improvements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-78
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • Consensus
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Health Planning Guidelines
  • Humans
  • Netherlands
  • Physician's Practice Patterns
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Retrospective Studies

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