|Cost minimisation analysis (CMA)||An analytic tool for estimating the costs of strategies when the effects are equal.|
|Cost consequence analysis (CCA)||An analytic tool in which incremental costs and consequences are listed without any attempt to aggregate them.|
|Cost effectiveness analysis (CEA)||An analytic tool in which incremental costs and effects are combined into a ratio, and effects are measured in a common natural unit.|
|Cost utility analysis (CUA)||A specific form of CEA in which effects are measured in costs per quality adjusted life years (QALYs) gained.|
|Cost benefit analysis (CBA)||An analytic tool for estimating the net social benefit of a strategy in which both costs and effects are measured in currency.|
Evaluation of studies of health economics
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