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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública

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Abstract

ESPINOZA, Manuel; CASTILLO-RIQUELME, Marianela  and  ZARATE, Victor. Economic evaluations of health technologies: a global perspective for their implementation in Latin America. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [online]. 2011, vol.28, n.3, pp. 535-539. ISSN 1726-4634.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342011000300020.

Phenomena as the progressive increase of health expenditure and the population aging have lead many countries to consider economic methodologies in order to obtain bigger sanitary benefits in contexts of limited resources. This article describes the basic components to consider in a health technology assessment , it analyses the process of decision making with cost-effectiveness analysis and reports how this methodology has been widely implemented in Latin America and the rest of the world.

Keywords : Health economics; Health technology assessment; Latin America.

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