cost utility analysis


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cost utility analysis

A cost analysis in which health effects of various interventions are converted into personal preferences (or utilities), translating the results into a cost per quality gain—e.g. cost per additional quality-adjusted life-year (QALY).
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Other types of the economic evaluation include cost benefit analysis (CBA), cost utility analysis (CUA) and cost analysis.
In cost utility analysis the outcomes are valued according to their desirability.
Answer: This type of analysis is more appropriately classified as cost effectiveness analysis rather than cost utility analysis as the ability of the test to accurately diagnose is the sensitivity of the test rather than the utility derived from the test.
Cost utility analysis of preoperative radiotherapy in patient s with rectal cancer undergoing total mesorectal excision: A study of the Dutch colorectal cancer group.