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Chapter 3 Cost identification analysis: measures the total cost of a given medical condition or type of health behavior on the overall economy o Can provide a sense of the total costs associated with various medical conditions or health behaviors but does not help in decision-making between alternative treatment methods It’ll give you numbers, but not decisions o How much is this actually costing our economy? o Useful for seeing the enormity of a problem—how big is the problem Types of cost: o Direct medical costs: all costs incurred by medical care providers such as the costs of tests, cost of administering… o Direct nonmedical costs: EX: cost of gas to go to the doctor, if you had to have a special diet, etc. o Indirect costs: EX: the costs of lost productivity (what would you have produced if you could work?), alcohol abuse, driving drunk and killing someone (what would have that person produced?)
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  • Fall '15
  • Cost-utility analysis, direct medical costs, Direct nonmedical costs

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