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Revista Española de Salud Pública

On-line version ISSN 2173-9110Print version ISSN 1135-5727


ESPIN BALBINO, Jaime  and  KEY4VALUE-GRUPO III et al. Controversial Issues in Economic Evaluation (III): health Care Interventions in Special Situations. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2015, vol.89, n.3, pp.237-247. ISSN 2173-9110.

The development of the economic evaluation of health care interventions has become a support tool in making decisions on pricing and reimbursement of new health interventions. The increasingly extensive application of these techniques has led to the identification of particular situations in which, for various reasons, it may be reasonable to take into account special considerations when applying the general principles of economic evaluation. In this article, which closes a series of three, we will discuss, using the Metaplan technique, about the economic evaluation of health interventions in special situations such as rare diseases and end of life treatments, as well as consideration of externalities in assessments, finally pointing out some research areas to solve the main problems identified in these fields.

Keywords : Economics; Outcome assessment (Health Care); Health care costs; Health care economics and organizations; Bioethics; Methods; Costs; Consensus; Methodology; Rare diseases; Orphan drugs production; Terminal care.

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