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Cost-Benefit Analysis

"Cost-Benefit Analysis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cost-Benefit Analysis" by people in this website by year, and whether "Cost-Benefit Analysis" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 97 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2011 and 2014 and 2015 and 2016
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