Recommendations of the Second Panel on Cost-effectiveness in Health and Medicine
National Academy of Sciences
The recommendations of the Second Panel build on the original work of the 1996 Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine, originally convened by the U.S. Public Health Service. They are intended to guide decision-makers in using new methods for analyzing evidence, reporting standardized results, incorporating both health care system and societal perspectives, and weighing ethical issues in the use of cost-effectiveness analysis.
The panel was led by co-chairs Gillian D. Sanders, professor in the Duke Department of Medicine and a member of both the Duke Clinical Research Institute and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, and Peter J. Neumann, director of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center. Neumann is also a professor of medicine at Tufts.