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Cost utility analysis (health economics)

In healthcare economics a form of cost-effectiveness analysis in which the results are expressed in terms of cost per quality adjusted life year (QALY) gained.

In health economics the purpose of CUA is to determine the ratio between the cost of a health-related intervention and the advantage it produces in terms of the amount of years lived in full health by the beneficiaries.

See also:
Cost–benefit analysis
Cost-effective (healthcare economics)
Cost-effectiveness league table (healthcare economics)
Cost-effectiveness threshold (health economics)
Cost-minimisation analysis (CMA)
Cost consequences analysis (CCA)

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