Publication type: Working paper – expertise – study
Title: Review of methodological literature on economic evaluation of health promotion and prevention with focus on cost-benefit analysis
Authors: Schmidhauser, Sara
Wieser, Simon
Kauer, Lukas
Brügger, Urs
Extent: 45
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher / Ed. Institution: ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Winterthur
Language: English
Subjects: Economic evaluation; Prevention; Methodology
Subject (DDC): 362: Health and social services
Abstract: The current literature was non-systematically reviewed on economic evaluations in the fields of health promotion and prevention with focus on cost-benefit analysis (CBA). We present the main principles and procedures of a CBA of public health interventions according to the current state of the art and report the main difficulties. Furthermore, we introduce the framework of a CBA and the categories of costs and benefits. There are several different concepts to measure benefits in terms of final health outcome and to value benefits in monetary terms. When conducting an economic evaluation, it is essential to clearly state and justify the study design and to follow established guidelines, where they can be applied. Costs and benefits accounted for should be clearly reported and justified. Results should be discounted appropriately and be subject to an extensive sensitivity analysis.
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
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