A dominant treatment option is one that is both less costly and results in better health outcomes than the comparator treatment (the former ‘dominates’ the latter). Whatever cost-effectiveness threshold is used it is impossible that the comparator could be considered economically preferable. Conversely, a treatment option that is both more expensive and results in poorer health outcomes is said to be ‘dominated’.

How to cite: Dominance [online]. (2016). York; York Health Economics Consortium; 2016. https://www.yhec.co.uk/glossary/dominance/

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