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3 Cost–consequences analysis

A cost-consequences analysis has been dened as an analysis ‘in which costs and eects are calculated but not aggregated into quality-adjusted life-years or cost-eectiveness ratios’.1 It comprises a listing of all the relevant costs and outcomes (i.e. consequences), which, depending on the economic perspective, may include (see Chapter 5.1):

■ direct medical and non-medical costs; ■ indirect costs; ■ clinical outcomes.