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NHS Economic Evaluation Database

The NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED) contains economic evaluations of healthcare interventions. Economic evaluations are studies in which a comparison of two or more interventions or care alternatives is undertaken and in which both the costs and outcomes of the alternatives are examined. This includes cost-benefit analyses, cost-utility analyses, and cost-effectiveness analyses.

To assist decision-makers with this increasingly complex and technical literature, critical commentaries are produced for economic evaluations of key relevance to the UK National Health Services (NHS). These commentaries contain a brief description of the effectiveness information on which the economic evidence is based and details of the key components of the economic evaluation. A critical commentary summarises the overall reliability and generalisability of the study, and presents any practical implications for the UK NHS.

For bibliographic records, where a commentary has not yet been prepared, users can submit a request via the CRD website: priority is given to UK NHS, public health, and social care services. The commentaries are written and independently checked by health economists with in-depth knowledge and experience of economic evaluation methods.

NHS EED was produced by the NIHR  Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK. NIHR funding to produce NHS EED ceased at the end of March 2015. However, the database can still be accessed via the Cochrane Library. Searches of MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsycINFO and PubMed were continued until the end of the 2014. Bibliographic records were published on DARE and NHS EED until 31st March 2015 and included in Issue 4, 2015 in the Cochrane Library.

This database is also available from the CRD database website.

Section info
Describe change
This section updated to include the current status of the NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
Change date
9 June 2015