Incorporating equity-efficiency interactions in cost-effectiveness analysis-three approaches applied to breast cancer control

Stefan A Baeten, Rob M P M Baltussen, Carin A Uyl-de Groot, John Bridges, Louis W Niessen

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The past decade, medical technology assessment focused on cost-effectiveness analysis, yet there is an increasing need to consider equity implications of health interventions as well. This article addresses three equity-efficiency trade-off methods proposed in the literature. Moreover, it demonstrates their impact on cost-effectiveness analyses in current breast cancer control options for women of different age groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-579
Number of pages7
JournalValue in Health
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010


  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Efficiency
  • Female
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Humans
  • Markov Chains
  • Models, Economic
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Netherlands
  • Quality-Adjusted Life Years
  • World Health Organization

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