Assessing the effectiveness of disease and injury prevention programs; costs and consequences
Published Date:August 18, 1995
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.), Epidemiology Program Office.
Health Care Costs
Health Care Rationing
Health Services Research
Organization & Administration
Outcome And Process Assessment (Health Care)
Preventive Health Services
Public Health Administration
Health Care Costs/United States/Statistics
Health Care Rationing/Economics
Outcome And Process Assessment (Health Care)/Economics
Preventive Health Services/Economics
Preventive Health Services/Organization & Administration
Preventive Health Services/Standards
Series:MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports ; v. 44, no. RR-10
Description:Introduction -- Definitions, assumptions, and analytic principles -- Methods -- The calculation of net costs -- Discussion -- References.
Because resources are finite, public health decision makers need to consider the costs and effectiveness of alternative prevention strategies. A simplified approach to performing marginal cost-effectiveness analyses requires a) a description of the program, b) a description of the health outcomes averted and the timing of those events, c) the rates of the health outcome, d) the preventable fraction of the health outcomes averted, e) the costs per unit of the intervention, and f) the direct medical costs of the health outcome prevented and the side effects incurred. With this information, the marginal cost-effectiveness of an intervention can be determined and applied for decision making.
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