The following links are to useful introductory articles if you want to learn more about the economic evaluations.
- What is health economics?
- What is cost-utility analysis?
- What is cost-minimisation analysis?
- What is cost-effectiveness?
- What is a QALY?
- Implementing QALYs
For more advanced texts on health economics see the following books:
Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, by Gold, Siegel, Russell, and Weinstein
Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, by Drummond, Sculpher, Torrance, O'Brien, Stoddart
Validated estimates of unit costs for UK health care (these take into account DIrect and Indirect costs) can be obtained from the Unit Costs of Health and Social Care 2009 PSSRU website.