Health economics: what value to the theatre practitioner?

Allyson Lipp, Jeffery Evans

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Clinical effectiveness has become embedded into healthcare in the last decade. In juxtaposition with this philosophy lies health economics with its mantra of resources being finite, whilst the need for healthcare remains infinite. An outline of a provocative cost-benefit analysis is provided to increase the knowledge of health economics for those working in the operating department. This paper argues that cost effectiveness must be embedded within clinical effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88 - 92
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2009


  • health economics
  • clinical effectiveness
  • economic evaluation
  • cost benefit analysis


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