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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007


Economic Evaluation and Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections

Kate Halton*†Comments to Author  and Nicholas Graves*†
Author affiliations: *The Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance and Prevention, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; †Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Table 4

Assessment of published evaluations and good practice criteria for decision models

Attributes of good practice criteria No. models meeting criterion, 
n = 8
  Perspective specified 8
  Description of strategies/comparators 8
  Diagram of model/disease pathways 6
  Development of model structure and assumptions discussed 4
  Table of model input parameters presented 5
  Source of parameters clearly stated 8
  Model parameters expressed as distributions 3
  Model assumptions discussed 7
  Sensitivity analysis performed 8
  Key drivers/influential parameters identified 6
  Statement about test of internal consistency undertaken 1

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