CHAPTER 10

PREPARING YOUR STUDY FOR PUBLICATION

OVERVIEW

THE PUBLICATION format of cost-effectiveness analyses differs from that of other types of scientific investigations in subtle ways. In a cost-effectiveness analysis, the basic format is the same as that of other medical studies; however, the methods and results sections are presented in a way that is structurally quite different from most other studies.

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CONTENT AND STRUCTURE OF COST-EFFECTIVENESS ARTICLES

Unless the analysis is a piggyback study (following a cohort in a prospective study), the description of the cohort is brief, and the first table is often used to describe the values ...

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