Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance,
Stockholm School of Economics

No 379: On the equivalence of the net benefit and the Fieller's methods for statistical inference in cost-effectiveness analysis

Niklas Zethraeus () and Mickael Löthgren ()
Additional contact information
Niklas Zethraeus: Dept. of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Postal: P.O. Box 6501, SE-113 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Mickael Löthgren: AstraZeneca R&D Södertälje, Postal: Health Economics & Outcomes Research, SE-151 85 Södertälje, Sweden

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

JEL-codes: D61; I10; I12

12 pages, April 25, 2000

Full text files

hastef0379.fig.ps.zip  Figures
hastef0379.fig.ps  Figures
hastef0379.fig.pdf  Figures
hastef0379.fig.pdf.zip  Figures
hastef0379.pdf.zip  Full text
hastef0379.pdf PDF-file Full text
hastef0379.ps.zip  Full text
hastef0379.ps PostScript file Full text

Download statistics

Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Helena Lundin ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson ().

This page generated on 2018-01-27 00:01:25.