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Methods of Economic Evaluation: What are the Ethical Implications for Healthy Public Policy?
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An Introduction to the Ethical Implications of Economic Evaluations for Healthy Public Policy
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Advancing Population and Public Health Economics: Workshop Proceedings.
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Investing in prevention : The economic perspective. On the site of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Advancing Population and Public Health Economics: Annotated Bibliography. On the site of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research - Institute of Population and Public Health (CIHR-IPPH).

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis (CHEPA). On the site of CHEPA, based at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. 

CHOosing Interventions that are Cost Effective (WHO-CHOICE). Guides to cost-effectiveness analysis on the site of the World Health Organization.

Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE). Links to global resources on the site of CHERE at the University of Technology Sydney (Aus.)

College des Économistes de la Santé (CES). Links to dozens of global resources in health economics, on the site of CES (Paris).


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Methods of Economic Evaluation: What are the Ethical Implications for Healthy Public Policy?
This briefing note outlines the main strengths, weaknesses and ethical implications specific to 5 methods of economic evaluation that are commonly used in a public health context.
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This briefing note is the second in a series on the ethical issues raised by the use of economic evaluations in the field of healthy public policies. It is the result of collaborative work between Michal Rozworski and the NCCHPP.


While the first document in the series focused primarily on the ethical implications of two hypotheses (utilitarianism and individualism) underlying the different types of economic evaluation, this second paper discusses the strengths, weaknesses and ethical implications specific to the main methods:

• Cost-minimization analysis
• Cost-benefit analysis
• Cost-effectiveness analysis
• Cost-utility analysis
• Cost-consequence analysis


In this paper, the author also provides a series of questions to guide the reader through economic evaluations and help identify potential ethical issues. It also explores ways to take these into account when using the results of economic evaluations.

Methods of Economic Evaluation: What are the Ethical Implications for Healthy Public Policy?  
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