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.


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. .

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

Olsen JA: Principles in health economics and policy, Oxford University Press, 2009. Chapters 2, 4, 13-15

Internett Articles

Kristiansen, Ivar Sønbø & Dorte Gyrd-Hansen: Communicating treatment effectiveness in the context of chronic disease processes. , 2006. The article is found in Classfronter in the folder "articles". .

Kristiansen, I. S., Gyrd-Hansen, D.: Cost-effectiveness analysis based on the number-neded-to-treat: common sense or no sense?, 2004. Health Economics 13, 9-19.

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

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.

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

Evans DB, Tan-Torres Edejen T, Adam T et al: Methods to assess the costs and health effects of interventions for improving health in developing countries, 2005. BMJ 331; 1137-1140.

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

Recommended reading

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

Richard H. Chapman, Marc Berger, Milton C. Weinstein, Jane C. Weeks, Sue Goldie, Peter J. Neumann. When does quality-adjusting life-years matter in cost-effectiveness analysis? Health Economics (p 429-436) May 2004

Bjarne Robberstad: QALYs vs DALYs vs LYs gained: What are the differences, and what differences do they make for health care priority setting?, Norsk Epidemiologi 2005; 183-191

BMJ topics, health economics

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