Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Methods and Applications

Book - 2001
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This Second Edition of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis continues to provide the most current, step-by-step guide to planning and implementing a cost analysis study.

Henry M. Levin and Patrick J. McEwan use detailed and varied examples from studies and articles, ranging from education to public health, to introduce the principles and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis. The authors take account of both the costs and the effects of selecting alternatives, and suggest methods of minimizing the costs of research. New to this edition: expanded coverage of cost effectiveness from types of technique to use, to how to interpret the data; the latest information on cost benefits analysis and how to relate it to outcome measures; in-depth chapter-end exercises to enable readers to sharpen their ability to evaluate policy options and program effectiveness; feedback appendix for readers to evaluate their responses to exercises; comprehensive bibliography of methodological sources on cost analysis and educational settings grouped by category.

This thorough volume primes the reader to deal with any evaluation situation by studying cost-effective analysis in relation to cost-benefit analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-feasibility analysis.

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Provides evaluators, educational administrators, and graduate students with an introduction to the use of cost analysis in educational evaluation. This second edition is organized in a new format for classroom use or self study. There are three new chapters on cost- effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility analysis. This edition replaces hypothetical examples with actual cost studies from education, and contains a comprehensive bibliography of methodological sources on cost analysis and educational settings, grouped by category. Levin teaches economics and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, c2001
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780761919339
Characteristics: xx, 308 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McEwan, Patrick J.


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