1st Edition

Bayesian Methods in Health Economics

By Gianluca Baio Copyright 2013
    244 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    244 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Health economics is concerned with the study of the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions. This book provides an overview of Bayesian methods for the analysis of health economic data. After an introduction to the basic economic concepts and methods of evaluation, it presents Bayesian statistics using accessible mathematics. The next chapters describe the theory and practice of cost-effectiveness analysis from a statistical viewpoint, and Bayesian computation, notably MCMC. The final chapter presents three detailed case studies covering cost-effectiveness analyses using individual data from clinical trials, evidence synthesis and hierarchical models and Markov models. The text uses WinBUGS and JAGS with datasets and code available online.

    Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation. Introduction to Bayesian Inference. Statistical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Bayesian Analysis in Practice. Health Economic Evaluation in Practice.


    Gianluca Baio