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Table 1 Steps for economic evaluation

From: Economic evaluations in water-fluoridation: a scoping review

Step 1. Define objective of the economic evaluation
Step 2. Define economic evaluation framework
 • Perspective of the economic analysis
 • Alternatives being compared
 • Time horizon
Step 3. Determine costs and benefits of alternatives
 • Define all activities
 • Specify measurements
 • Collect cost data
 • Calculate costs
 • Discount
 • Define outcomes
 • Select evaluation design
 • Collect data
 • Analyze data
Step 4. Relate costs to outcomes
 • Ratio
Step 5. Adjust for uncertainties
 • Sensitivity analysis
Step 6. Summarize, Interpret, and report findings
  1. Modified from: Splett [12]