SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance
On the equivalence of the net benefit and the Fieller's methods for statistical inference in cost-effectiveness analysis
() and Mickael Löthgren
Abstract: This paper shows that there exists a close relation
between the net benefit and Fieller's methods for calculation of confidence
intervals and performing hypothesis testing in cost-effectiveness analysis.
The prices at which the net benefit confidence interval limits are equal to
zero are identical to the Fieller's confidence interval limits for the
incremental cost-effectiveness ratio.
Keywords: Confidence intervals; cost-effectiveness analysis; Fieller's method; hypothesis testing; net benefit; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D61; I10; I12; (follow links to similar papers)
12 pages, April 25, 2000
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