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Revista médica de Chile

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ZARATE, VÍCTOR. Economic evaluations in healthcare: Basic concepts and classification. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2010, vol.138, suppl.2, pp. 93-97. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872010001000007.

The growing burden of healthcare costs has created an urgent need to econo-mically appraise health interventions in order to prioritise those which offer better value for money in the local context. The aim of this article is to provide some basic principles of economic evaluations which will improve physicians’ understanding of the methodology involved in this type of analysis and will also help to show how their clinical practice relates to the economics of healthcare financing. Some of the main concepts describe is this paper include the definition and classification of economic evaluations in healthcare (i.e. Cost-minimization, cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost-beneft) and a brief description of a cost-effectiveness plane.

Palabras clave : Economic evaluation; classification; cost effectiveness.

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