Definitions for "Cost-effectiveness analysis"
A judgmental technique in which the researcher quantifies the costs and benefits associated with a programme on the basis of the same principles which apply to cost-benefit analysis, but there is no requirement to transfer benefits into common monetary units. See also cost-benefit analysis, effectiveness.
(Compare Cost-Benefit Analysis.) An analytic technique used to compare the cost and effectiveness of a project or program and thus to choose the most effective method for achieving a certain result (a.k.a. Program Analysis).
a form of economic evaluation where all the costs are expressed in monetary terms but where some of the effects are expressed in physical units (e.g. life-years gained, cases detected, etc.) - as opposed to cost-benefit analysis, where all effects are expressed in monetary terms only.
An economic method to identify the least costly way to achieve a particular health protection goal.
Least expensive way of achieving a given environmental quality target, or the way of achieving the greatest improvement in some environmental target for a given expenditure of resources.
a policy tool that determines the least-cost approach for achieving a given goal.