Comparing apples and oranges: strategies to weigh health against other social values

Alec Morton, J A Lauer

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Abstract

In this chapter we review technical methods for defining benefits packages, focussing on those which incorporate social values additional to health. We take the view that methods for defining benefits packages should be reflective of social values, but also: technically robust and justifiable; easy to understand; and have low cost of implementation. We start off by revisiting the main concepts of Cost Effectiveness Analysis (including Cost Utility Analysis and Generalised Cost Effectiveness Analysis), and then outline several methods which have been advocated for the purpose of incorporating additional social values – focussing on Multicriteria Decision Analysis but also discussing Extended Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Cost Benefit Analysis. We conclude by assessing our methods against the above-mentioned criteria.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat's In, What's Out
Subtitle of host publicationDesigning Benefits for Universal Health Coverage
EditorsA Glassman, U Giedion, P C Smith
Place of PublicationWashington DC
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2017

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Social values
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Multi-criteria decision analysis
Costs
Cost-benefit analysis
Cost-utility analysis

Keywords

  • social values
  • health benefits
  • benefits packages

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Morton, A., & Lauer, J. A. (2017). Comparing apples and oranges: strategies to weigh health against other social values. In A. Glassman, U. Giedion, & P. C. Smith (Eds.), What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage Washington DC.
Morton, Alec ; Lauer, J A . / Comparing apples and oranges : strategies to weigh health against other social values. What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage. editor / A Glassman ; U Giedion ; P C Smith. Washington DC, 2017.
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Morton, A & Lauer, JA 2017, Comparing apples and oranges: strategies to weigh health against other social values. in A Glassman, U Giedion & PC Smith (eds), What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage. Washington DC.

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What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage. ed. / A Glassman; U Giedion; P C Smith. Washington DC, 2017.

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Morton A, Lauer JA. Comparing apples and oranges: strategies to weigh health against other social values. In Glassman A, Giedion U, Smith PC, editors, What's In, What's Out: Designing Benefits for Universal Health Coverage. Washington DC. 2017