Bayesian Methods In Health Economics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series)

Bayesian Methods In Health Economics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series)

Bayesian Methods in Health Economics (Chapman & Hall/CRC Biostatistics Series)

Health economics is concerned with the study of the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions. This book provides an overview of Bayesian methods for the analysis of health economic data. After an introduction to the basic economic concepts and methods of evaluation, it presents Bayesian statistics using accessible mathematics. The next chapters describe the theory and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis from a statistical viewpoint, and Bayesian computation, notably MCMC. The final chapter presents three detailed case studies covering cost-effectiveness analyses using individual data from clinical trials, evidence synthesis and hierarchical models and Markov models. The text uses WinBUGS and JAGS with datasets and code available online.

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"Gianluca Baio’s book is a welcome account of recent developments in methodology for cost-effective analysis in health care. … The book may well be the first book-length account of a fully Bayesian approach to cost-effective analysis. … a great book for its intended audience of students in an advanced course on statistical methods for health economics. … The book would also be suitable for self-study for at least two groups: Bayesian statisticians moving into health economics applications; practicing health economists and...

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