CLEO is an
acronym for Clinical and Economic Outcomes.
The CLEO Analyzer is a software package that evaluates health care projects and interventions using health economic formula such as cost effectiveness, costs benefit, and cost utility.
METHODS INCLUDED IN THE CLEO SOFTWARE PACKAGE
|COST OF ILLNESS||DOLLARS||DOLLARS||
USUALLY EXAMINES ONLY ONE DISEASE
ASSUMES OUTCOMES ARE EQUAL
CAN COMPARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF INPUTS AND OUTCOMES
COMPARED PROGRAMS USUALLY HAVE SAME NATURAL UNITS AS OUTPUTS.
OUTCOMES SHOULD INCLUDE PATIENT PREFERENCES (QALYs,etc.)
The CLEO software has been developed by a team of professionals following several years of work in health economics, cost effectiveness and pharmacoeconomics. The software model has been used by dozens of groups and companies and is now being made available for broader applications and audiences. This user friendly software allows the user to apply several different analysis approaches (including Cost Minimization, Cost Benefit, Cost Effectiveness, Cost Utility, Cost of Illness and displays the results both numerically, incrementally, and graphically. There are hypertext help files on economic principles and help files on how to use each aspect of the software. There are friendly software buttons that allow the user to open, save and print different data files and print the many graphs that are created during the analyses. CLEO is designed for health practitioners, health administrators, and patient educators who are interested in better understanding the costs and benefits of health care services, drugs, devices and technologies.
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