Assessing cost-effectiveness analyses in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Neoplasms
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Oxidative Stress
  • PTEN Phosphohydrolase
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt
  • Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases


  • Economic considerations are now a source of great concern to clinicians and policy analysts. Many cost-effectiveness analyses have been published in the area of arthritis, most with substantial methodologic deficiencies. The goal of this article is to outline a method for evaluating cost-effectiveness assessment within the field of rheumatology. We do so by critically evaluating 6 cost-effectiveness analyses--2 in rheumatoid arthritis and 4 in osteoarthritis--as a basis for appraising the literature and developing future studies.

publication date

  • January 1997



  • Academic Article

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 413

end page

  • 21


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