A glimpse into the black box of cost-effectiveness analyses

John-Baptiste, Ava A.; Bell, Chaim
April 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/5/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 6, pE307
Academic Journal
In this article, the author discusses the role of cost-effectiveness analyses on health policy. The author talks on a systematic review of cost-effectiveness analyses by N.P. Polyzos and colleagues evaluating cervical cancer screening methods wherein results show consistent underestimation of the diagnostic qualities of Papanicolau (Pap) test. She adds that the findings indicate that health policies are not sufficient to minimize bias and must motivate medical journals to improve peer review.


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