point estimate

(Related concept: confidence interval) A numerical value obtained in a sample and considered the best estimate of the population from which the sample is taken. Note: For example, x and s are point estimates of µ and σ, which represent the mean and the standard deviation. A confidence interval is typically constructed around the point estimate.

and • provides information on costs and financial impact. Note 2: The report may optionally discuss organisational considerations. Note 3: A “mini-HTA” may be as rigorous as an HTA report but typically has a restricted scope and so is quicker to produce. Note 4: Related terms include health technology, HTA report, rapid review, level of evidence