Paying for cost-effective health care: Does it violate both static- and dynamic efficiency?

Tomas J Philipson

Abstract


Recent research has questioned the rationales of using cost-effectiveness metrics of medical technologies to guide reimbursement. I discuss here the underlying ideas of this research, which argues that reimbursement based on cost effectiveness criteria leads to both static- and dynamic inefficiencies.

Keywords


pharmaceuticals, reimbursement, cost-effectiveness analysis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5617/njhe.1289

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