Chapter 9, “Cost-Benefit Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis”Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses are the focus of this chapter. This chapter will explain how you evaluate the benefits and resources used between two or more alternative interventions.
You use the following documents as part of this week’s Application assignment:
Document: Cost-Effective Analysis for Proposed Alternative Interventions for Unresolved Lower Back Pain (Word document)
Document: Week 5 CEA Spreadsheet (Excel document)
Required Media
Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive producer). (2011). Good Samaritan Hospital organizational chart—Week 5: Costs in health care. Baltimore, MD: Author.

This week Patient Care Manager Nadja Muchow shares her team approach to value, Vice President of Finance Deana Stout discusses the financial aspects of change in the hospital and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development Jennifer Weiss Wilkerson shares how Good Samaritan involves physicians in its strategic planning for major capital and equipment needs.
Good Samaritan Hospital organizational chart—Week 5: Costs in health care Description and Video Transcripts (zip file) 
Optional Resources
Kee, J. E. (1999). At what price? Benefit-cost analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in program evaluation. The Evaluation Exchange, 5(2 & 3), 4–5. Retrieved from
Hutton, G. & Reyfuess, E. (2006). Guidelines for conducting a cost-benefit analysis of household energy and health interventions. World Health Organization. Retrieved from
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.). Cost benefit analysis. Retrieved from