Country/Region: Cuba
PE Guidelines

Methodological Guidelines for Health Economic Evaluation (2003)
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PE Guidelines Source:

Cuba Ministry of Health

Additional Information:
Last Webpage Update: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

PE Guidelines Key Features:

Key Features:  
Title and year of the document
Methodological Guidelines for Health Economic Evaluation (2003) 
Affiliation of authors
Ministry of Public Health, Nevalat Project, National School of Public Health MA in Economics 
Purpose of the document
Provide recommendations for the conduction of studies to yield transparent, comparable, valid and credible results and facilitate researchers that have less experience in the subject with information on how to complete an economic evaluation. 
Standard reporting format included
Yes 
Disclosure
Yes 
Target audience of funding/ author's interests
To those who conduct PE evaluations or evaluate PE studies (decision-makers) 
Perspective
Society, government, patient perspective 
Indication
Approved Indication 
Target population
Clearly specified 
Subgroup analysis
When necessary 
Choice of comparator
Most prevalent treatment, most used treatment 
Time horizon
Yes, recommendations given. 
Assumptions required
Yes 
Preferred analytical technique
CBA, CEA, CMA, CUA 
Costs to be included
All relevant cost data should be clearly identified and explained in details. 
Source of costs
Must be referenced and identified to relate to the relevance of costs data (i.e. databases). 
Modeling
Yes 
Systematic review of evidences
Yes, encourage meta-analysis 
Preference for effectiveness over efficacy
Yes, effectiveness must be a part of every and all studies. 
Preferred outcome measure
Effectiveness 
Preferred method to derive utility
N/A 
Equity issues stated
Yes 
Discounting costs
Yes, use rates recommended by specific governement agencies. 
Discounting outcomes
Yes, rates explained. 
Sensitivity analysis-parameters and range
For all uncertain parameters, a plausible range must be defined for each parameter. 
Sensitivity analysis-methods
One-way, multi-way, probabilistic analysis when adequate. 
Presenting results
The results should be presented in a detailed, clear and transparent manner, so that if possible apply the findings within the country as well as in other countries. 
Incremental analysis
Yes 
Total costs vs effectiveness (cost/effectiveness ratio)
Yes 
Portability of results (Generalizability)
Yes 
Financial impact analysis
Yes 
Mandatory or recommended or voluntary
Recommended 

Acknowledgement: Ana PazmiƱo contributed to the key feature form.

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