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HERC Cost Effectiveness Analysis Course

VA Costs: HERC versus MCA


by Jean Yoon, PhD
Seminar date: 2/7/2018

Description: Researchers conducting cost-effectiveness analyses often need cost and utilization data. In this lecture we will review the HERC Average Cost and the Managerial Cost Accounting (MCA; formerly Decision Support System (DSS)) data. We will briefly review the different datasets commonly used in research studies. We will also discuss how these data can be merged to VA utilization data.



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