National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
Health Economics Information Resources: A Self-Study Course
Module 4: An Introduction to the Principles of Critical Appraisal of Health Economic Evaluation Studies
Sample critical appraisal exercise: An economic evaluation of thrombolysis in the community: Summing Up
The study does not fully answer questions of either technical or allocative efficiency. However it does provide some information which may be employed towards making a decision.
The study does not address the technical efficiency question because there is no defined budget – no indication of how wide the budget could be; e.g., treatment of AMI, or just thrombolysis, or cardiac care.
Even if a budget were defined, the study is still not sufficient to address technical efficiency.
Prepare yourself to take the quiz for this module by reviewing possible questions. Then take the quiz. When you successfully complete the quiz you can apply for the Certificate of Success for this module.