From Evidence to Policy: Economic Evaluations of Healthcare in Malaysia - A Systematic Review

Ku Abd Rahim, Ku Nurhasni and Kamaruzaman, Hanin Farhana and Dahlui, Maznah and Wan Puteh, Sharifa Ezat (2020) From Evidence to Policy: Economic Evaluations of Healthcare in Malaysia - A Systematic Review. Value in Health Regional Issues, 21. pp. 91-99. ISSN 2212-1099

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vhri.2019.09.002

Abstract

Objective To identify and describe the various economic evaluation studies in Malaysia and to determine the range of incremental cost-effectiveness ratios (ICERs) as reported in these studies. Methods A comprehensive search of the scientific electronic databases was conducted (Medline, EBM Reviews, Embase, and hand search) to identify all published economic evaluation studies related to Malaysian healthcare. Two researchers assessed the quality of selected studies using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) checklist and Quality of Health Economic Studies instrument. The assessment was also reviewed by expert members of the Technical Advisory Committee of Health Technology Economic Evaluations (TACHTEE). Results A total of 64 full-text articles were assessed for eligibility and included in this systematic review. Thirty studies were partial economic evaluations; the full economic evaluations included 17 cost-effectiveness analyses and 17 cost-utility analyses. From all the reported ICERs, the majority (68%) were categorized as highly cost-effective (ICER of less than 1 gross domestic product (GDP) per capita per quality-adjusted life-years or disability-adjusted life-years gained). Conclusion This review identifies information gaps and loopholes in health economics research in Malaysia. Additionally, this study provides the information that the majority of published interventions in Malaysia fell within the cost-effectiveness threshold of 1 GDP per capita per quality-adjusted life-years or disability-adjusted life-years gained.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cost-effectiveness analysis; cost-effectiveness threshold; economic evaluations
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Faizal 2
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 01:23
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 04:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13360

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