Research suggests that 81% of the time treatments that are comparatively effective are also cost-effective

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Linking comparative effectiveness to prices is challenging. The cost of treatments can vary widely, and this variability is highly dependent on location. For example, the same treatment may be substantially cheaper in one region than it is in another. In addition to geographic differences, the cost of treatments fluctuates with time due to insurance coverage changes, new products coming onto the market, as well as other factors. Therefore, an understanding of price dynamics is just as important when considering comparative effectiveness.

Author: Health Affairs