NOVEL Health Strategies CHARTS: Cost Effectiveness Medical Publications Increase by 30%+ in 2015 (YoY)

The number of cost effectiveness related medical publications increased by more than 30% in 2015. This was the largest increase in year of year trends since 1980. The following chart shows number of medical publications with keyword ‘cost effectiveness’.

Source: NOVEL Health Strategies Analysis

In 2015 there were two prominent CE articles in the highly cited journal The New England Journal of Medicine. One was cost effectiveness of hypertension therapy and second was for cost effectiveness of national lung screening. Also, Dr. Peter Bach wrote an interesting policy perspective in NEJM ‘New Math on Drug Cost-Effectiveness’.