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Global health priority-setting : beyond cost-effectiveness

Ole Frithjof Norheim (Editor)
"National and international decision-makers face tough choices about how scarce health care resources should be spent. Should additional funds be spent on primary prevention of stroke, treating childhood cancer, or expanding treatment for HIV/AIDS? Should health coverage decisions take into account the effects of illness on productivity, household finances, and children's educational attainment, or just focus on health outcomes? Does age matter for priority setting or should it be ignored? Are health gains far in the future less important than gains in the present? Should higher priority be given to people who are sicker or poorer? Global Health Priority-Setting provides a framework for how to think about evidence-based priority-setting in health. Over 18 chapters, ethicists, philosophers, economists, policy-makers, and clinicians from around the world assess the state of current practice in national and global priority setting, describe new tools and methodologies to address establishing global health priorities, and tackle the most important ethical questions that decision-makers must consider in allocating health resources."--Provided by publisher
eBook, English, 2020
Oxford University Press, New York, NY, 2020
1 online resource : illustrations
9780190912796, 9780190912772, 9780190912789, 0190912790, 0190912774, 0190912782
Print version:
Part I Four perspectives on priority-setting in global health
A developing country perspective
Priorities at the bedside: experiences of catastrophic health expenditures in Ethiopia
What really sets priorities? method, context and perspective from 150 years of priority-setting
Part II Four systematic approaches to priority-setting
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Extended cost-effectiveness analysis
Benefit-cost analysis
Social welfare functions
Part III Distributional concerns
Why health-related inequalities matter and which ones do
Inequality in survival
Incorporating distributional concerns into practical tools for priority-setting
Part IV Reconceptualizing outcomes
The case for valuing non-health and indirect benefits
Discounting future health
Age and the disvalue of death
Part V Process and practice
Building institutions for priority-setting: recommendations from a center for global development working group
The role of public engagement in priority-setting
Setting priorities in the pursuit of universal health coverage
Part VI Conclusion
The future of priority-setting in global health