Objective:To develop a web-based tool to automate the adjustment of estimates of costs drawn from previously published or unpublished studies to a specified target currency and price yearMethods: A web-based tool was programmed using C#, utilising GDP deflator index values and Purchasing Power Parities conversion rates produced by the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.Results: Version 1.0 is available at http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/costconversion/default.aspxConclusions:The tool can be used as a first-line approach to cost adjustment in non-healthcare applications and as an optional approach in healthcare applications when use of more sophisticated methods is not feasible.

A web-based tool for adjusting costs to a specific target currency and price year / Shemilt, Ian; Thomas, James; Morciano, Marcello. - In: EVIDENCE & POLICY. - ISSN 1744-2648. - 6:1(2010), pp. 51-59. [10.1332/174426410x482999]

A web-based tool for adjusting costs to a specific target currency and price year

Marcello Morciano
2010-01-01

Abstract

Objective:To develop a web-based tool to automate the adjustment of estimates of costs drawn from previously published or unpublished studies to a specified target currency and price yearMethods: A web-based tool was programmed using C#, utilising GDP deflator index values and Purchasing Power Parities conversion rates produced by the International Monetary Fund and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.Results: Version 1.0 is available at http://eppi.ioe.ac.uk/costconversion/default.aspxConclusions:The tool can be used as a first-line approach to cost adjustment in non-healthcare applications and as an optional approach in healthcare applications when use of more sophisticated methods is not feasible.
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A web-based tool for adjusting costs to a specific target currency and price year / Shemilt, Ian; Thomas, James; Morciano, Marcello. - In: EVIDENCE & POLICY. - ISSN 1744-2648. - 6:1(2010), pp. 51-59. [10.1332/174426410x482999]
Shemilt, Ian; Thomas, James; Morciano, Marcello
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