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Table 2 Economic features of the included studies

From: Do economic evaluation studies inform effective healthcare resource allocation in Iran? A critical review of the literature

Feature N %
Type of economic evaluation   
CEA 21 70
CUA 5 17
CBA 4 13
Study design   
RCT 8 27
Quasi-experimental 3 10
Modelling 6 20
Observational (prospective, retrospective etc.) 13 43
Perspective evaluated   
Societal 0 0
Government 3 10
Healthcare system/Healthcare provider 23 77
Third party 2 7
Patients 1 3
Mixed 1 3
Type of sensitivity analysis   
One-way analysis 5 17
Multi-way analysis 1 3
Univariate/multivariate regression 1 3
Probabilistic analysis 1 3
Not performed 22 73
Time horizon   
<= 1 year 8 27
1-10 years 5 17
Over 10 years 5 17
Not specified 12 40
Type of outcome   
QALY/DALY 5 17
Intermediate (physiological, functional, etc.) 21 70
Monetary 4 13
Level of care and intervention type   
Primary prevention 2 7
Curative (Surgical/Medical procedure) 10 33
Curative (Pharmaceuticals) 7 23
Diagnostic/screening (secondary prevention) 10 33
Mode of delivery of care 1 3
Type of data used   
Primary data 22 73
Secondary data 4 13
Mixed 4 13
Type of costs included   
Direct medical costs 30 100
Direct non-medical costs 4 13
Indirect costs (Productivity loss) 0 0