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

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Philip J. Candreva

U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

Robert Eger

Government of the United States of America - Graduate School of Business and Public Policy

Date Written: March 28, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Candreva, Philip J. and Eger, Robert, Can Health Benefit Outcomes Benefit Public Health Budget Professionals (March 28, 2018). 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,. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3151899

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