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Analysis of Observational Health Care Data Using SAS by Andrew C. Leon, Josep Maria Haro, Robert Obenchain, Douglas E. Faries

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Chapter 16

Cost and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis with Censored Data

Hongwei ZhaoHongkun Wang

Abstract

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Statistical Methods

16.3 Example

16.4 Discussion

Acknowledgments

References

 

Abstract

Cost assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis serve as an essential part in the economic evaluation of medical interventions. In clinical trials and many observational studies, cost data as well as survival data are often incomplete due to patients’ loss to follow up or administrative termination of the study. There are numerous well-established statistical methodologies and software available for analyzing censored survival data. However, standard techniques for survival-type data are invalid in analyzing censored cost data, due to ...

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