Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

The 51st Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neurology

Explanation method about health economics value of neurology

Tomoyuki Takura, Ph.D.

Department of Health Care Econimics and Industrial Economy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University

As for the one with value, the reward rises generally. How should we discuss the value of the medicine or the examination in Neurology? I am recognizing that it is a complex and difficult theme. In this lecture, I tried to think about the idea of technology value in Neurology and the evaluation of doctor fee in public health system. It was a purpose to maximize well-being in the society. Medical value is that expressing by the performance of costeffectiveness is an ideal. On the other hand, the total work and the resource cost with a lot of reports have both merits and demerits respectively. It is necessary to explain the technology of Neurology with combinations by three indexes of the total work and the resource cost and the outcome.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 50: 1055|1057, 2010)
key words: Technology Assessment, Cost-Effectiveness, Total Work, Resource Cost, Outcome

(Received: 22-May-10)