Can Health Benefit Outcomes Benefit Public Health Budget Professionals
Phillip Candreva, Robert Eger, (2018) "Can health benefit outcomes benefit public health budget professionals", Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management, Vol. 30 Issue: 1, pp.59-71,
14 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2018
Date Written: March 28, 2018
Purpose – To assist in achieving cost effective health care allocations in a collective choice setting, the purpose of this paper is to illustrate the use of a tool not common in the public budgeting literature but is common in the health economics literature.
Design/methodology/approach – Through a meta-analysis of the health care spending literature that computed the value of quality-adjusted life years, the authors provide an alternative approach for budgeters and policymakers.
Findings – The authors provide an alternative approach for budgeters and policymakers for weighing the benefits of alternative health care spending allocations.
Originality/value – The authors introduce an alternative approach for weighing the benefits of alternative health care spending allocations. As a tool for budgeting professionals, cost per QALY allows for the opportunity to raise cost-effectiveness of public health expenditures as a tool for governments to allocate resources based on outcomes, rather than inputs.
Keywords: public health, budget
JEL Classification: H51, H61
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