This course is discontinued

Syllabus/achievement requirements

Employees and students at UiO have access to all e-journals that UiO subscribe to(4500 titles). The access is limited to PCs with an IP-number belonging to UiO.

In the reading list articles available on the web through UiO subscription are marked "Subscription".

Other links work regardless of UiO IP-number.

Reading list:


Drummond, Michael F., Mark J. Schulpher, George W. Torrance, Bernie J. O'Brian, Greg L. Stoddart: Methods for the economic evaluation of health care programmes, 2005. Oxford University Press. 3rd Edition. Chapter 2-10.

Paul Dolan, Jan Abel Olsen: Distributing health care: Economic and ethical issues, 2002. Oxford University Press. Chapter 2-3, 4.1 and 4.6, 7-8

Myriam Hunink et al: Decision making in health and medicine. Cambridge University Press 2001. ISBN 0 521 77029 7. Chapter 1-6, 10-11


Dolan P, Olsen JA. Equity in health: the importance of different health streams, Journal of Health Economics, 2001; 20: 823-834. Subscription

Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø, Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, Jørgen Nexøe, Jesper Bo Nilsen: "Number needed to treat: easily understood and intuitively meaningful? Theoretical considerations and a randomized trial." in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2002. Subscription This article is taken out of the syllabus, and has been replaced with:Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø & Dorte Gyrd-Hansen, 2006. Communicating treatment effectiveness in the context of chronic disease processes. The article is found in Classfronter in the folder "articles".

Kristiansen, I. S., Gyrd-Hansen, D., 2004. Cost-effectiveness analysis based on the number-needed-to-treat: common sense or non-sense? Health Economics 13, 9-19. Subscription

Lloyd, A. J., 2003. Threats to the estimation of benefit: are preference elicitation methods accurate? Health Economics 12, 393-402.Subscription

Olsen JA, Donaldson C, Pereira J. The insensitivity of ‘willingness-to-pay’ to the size of the good: new evidence for health care, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2004; 25: 445-460. Subscription

Olsen JA, Richardson J. Production gains from health care: What should be included in cost-effectiveness analyses? Social Science and Medicine, 1999; 49: 17-26. Subscription

Polder, J. J. et al., 2003. A cost-minimisation study of alternative discharge policies after hip fracture repair. Health Economics 12, 97-100. Subscription

Some further articles will be recommended (and made available) during the course.

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