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WHO, UNDCP & EMCDDA. (2000) Evaluation of psychoactive substance use disorder treatment, workbook 8: economic evaluations. WHO, UNDCP & EMCDDA.

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What is an economic evaluation? p.8
Why do an economic evaluation? p.9
How to do a cost evaluation: general steps p.10
1. Defining the economic question and the perspective of the study
2. Determining the treatments to be evaluated
3. Choosing the study design
4. Identifying, measuring and valuing the costs of the alternative treatments
5. Identifying, measuring and valuing the benefits of the alternative treatments 6. Adjusting costs and benefits for differential timing
7. Measuring the incremental costs and benefits
8. Putting the costs and benefits of the alternatives together and analysing the results
9. Testing the sensitivity of results
Conclusion and a practical recommendation p.29
Sample questionnaires p.30
Discounting tables p.31
Case example of economic evaluation
Cost-effectiveness evaluation of substance misuse interventions p.33


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