Addressing methodological and ethical issues in practicing health economic evaluation in China

Shan Jiang, Zhuo Chen, Jing Wu, Xiao Zang, Yawen Jiang

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Health economic evaluations provide guidance for allocating resources and improving health outcomes. In low- and middle-income countries with limited health resources such as China, economic evaluation should have a more significant role than it does. However, several practical issues may hamper the development of economic evaluations in China, including cost inventory, measurement of health outcomes, thresholds for willingness-to-pay, validity and ethics of economic modeling, and the capacity of fast evaluation when public health crises emerge. Stakeholders of the health care sector should collaborate closely to address the challenges and to deliver sound economic evaluations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of global health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

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The work has not been published previously. It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Its publication is approved by all authors. If accepted, it will not be published elsewhere. Ethics approval is not applicable. Funding: No funding was received for this study. Author contributions: Concept: SJ. Literature search: SJ and YJ. Data acquisition: SJ. Manuscript preparation: SJ and YJ. Manuscript editing: SJ, YJ, ZC. Manuscript review: YJ, ZC, JW, and XZ. The manuscript has been read and approved by all authors. The requirements for authorship have been met. Each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work. Competing interests: ZC has a consulting agreement with Janssen Scientific Affairs (Project #: 1021RR771080). The sponsor had no roles in this research. The authors completed the ICMJE Unified Competing Interest form (available upon request from the corresponding author) and declare no further conflicts of interest.

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