Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Does it work? Is it worth it? : evaluating the costs and benefits of nutritional interventions
Authors: Wieser, Simon
Tzogiou, Christina
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-55942-1_27
Published in: Sustainable nutrition in a changing world
Editors of the parent work: Biesalski, Hans Konrad
Drewnowski, Adam
Dwyer, Johanna
Strain, JJ
Weber, Peter
Eggersdorfer, Manfred
Page(s): 343
Pages to: 353
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-319-55942-1
Language: English
Subjects: Cost-effectiveness; Economic evaluation; Nutritional intervention; Public health
Subject (DDC): 362.1041: Health economics
Abstract: This chapter attempts to demonstrate how economic evaluation can help maximize the cost-effectiveness of nutritional interventions. The main types of economic evaluation are outlined and the input parameters necessary to carry them out are described. The cost-effectiveness plane presented is as a way to synthesize all the information and to decide whether an intervention is worth the money spent on it. The importance and strength of this approach are discussed, along with its limitations. The process of economic evaluation can contribute substantially to the design and identification of cost-effective interventions and thus help achieve the maximum reduction of malnutrition with the limited funds available. The cost-effectiveness framework developed in health economist is a useful tool to explore the various aspects affecting the effectiveness of the intervention in a real-world situation. It also takes account of the different cost dimensions affecting the health and wellbeing of the individuals as well as overall economic development.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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