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The problem. Existing analyses focus on a mythical average citizen.

The solution. We develop ways of analysing who gains and loses from health policies.

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2020

Publication details

JournalValue in Health
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Oct 2020
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 7 Nov 2020
Number of pages12
Early online date7/11/20
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Highlights
Distributional Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (DCEA) provides information about the equity impacts of health technologies and programmes
It can provide distributional breakdowns of effects and opportunity costs by equity-relevant social variables and/or disease categories
It can also use equity weights to summarise equity impacts and analyse trade-offs between equity and efficiency
This editorial describes recent developments in DCEA
New training resources and professional networks are provided

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JournalHealth Economics
DateAccepted/In press - 24 Aug 2020
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 22 Oct 2020
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)1-16
Early online date22/10/20
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We introduce a summary wellbeing measure for economic evaluation of cross-sectoral public policies with impacts on health and living standards. We show how to calculate period-specific and lifetime wellbeing using quality-adjusted life years based on widely available data on health-related quality of life and consumption and normative assumptions about three parameters – minimal consumption, standard consumption, and the elasticity of the marginal value of consumption. We also illustrate how these three parameters can be tailored to the decision-making context and varied in sensitivity analysis to provide information about the implications of alternative value judgements. As well as providing a general measure for cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis in terms of wellbeing, this approach also facilitates distributional analysis in terms of how many good years different population subgroups can expect to live under different policy scenarios.

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JournalHealth Services and Delivery Research
DateAccepted/In press - 30 Sep 2020
Original languageEnglish

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EQUIPOL is supported by the University of York, the Wellcome Trust (Grant No. 205427/Z/16/Z) and the NIHR (SRF-2013-06-015).

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