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August 28, 2002

Educating Authors and Reviewers of Economic Evaluations of Health Care

JAMA. 2002;288(8):959. doi:10.1001/jama.288.8.955

To the Editor: Dr Jefferson and colleagues1 report that many economic evaluations of health care have serious methodological flaws, and that these have not improved over time. This is particularly disappointing because many of the current methodological standards were established 2 decades ago. Thus, the article by Jefferson et al is unlikely to improve the acceptance of such studies. Many physicians view health economic studies with skepticism2 and now may find further reason for their reservation.

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