Designing economic evaluations to facilitate optimal decisions: the need to avoid bias
Karen M Lee,1,3 Kathryn Coyle,2 Doug Coyle2,3
1Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), Ottawa, ON, Canada; 2Health Economics Research Group, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK; 3School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Guertin et al1 argue in their article “Bias within economic evaluations” that if researchers
fail to incorporate the future availability of generics entrants for new patented drugs, the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) will be overestimated.1 Before addressing the validity of this argument, it is first worthwhile to consider the nature of both bias and economic evaluation.
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