Priority Setting Toolkit. Guide to the Use of Economics in Healthcare Decision Making

  • ID: 2221651
  • Book
  • 183 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This work provides a guide to how economics can be used to manage scarcity of resources in health services. It outlines the principles of economics in a non–technical manner, before going on to address the issues of how to apply the principles in day to day health services management.
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Introduction.

The basic principles.

Alternative approaches.

Program budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA): review of the literature.

Putting it into practice.

The challenges of data and time.

The challenge of the program budget: is it worth it?.

The challenge of disinvesting.

The challenges of measuring and valuing benefits.

The challenge of the organization.

Using evidence, public involvement and values.

Conclusion

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Craig Mitton
Cam Donaldson
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