The Department of Health is considering funding “fluvac” a vaccination for influenza. They want to know whether there is evidence that fluvac represents “value for money”. You are part of a team that has been asked to design a protocol for an economic evaluation. Your role in the team is to undertake the following:
Justify why you believe that an economic evaluation is needed, including any additional information you might need to support your argument.
Form a well-defined study question to help guide your economic evaluation?
What type of economic evaluation do you think will be the most appropriate for answering your study question? Justify your choice.
Describe the costs that you will collect under the following categories:
Direct health care
Direct non-health care
Outline the sources that you would use for collecting the cost information for your economic evaluation.
Explain how you will value each of your resource inputs in your economic evaluation.