Outcome measurement in economic evaluations of public health interventions: a role for the capability approach?

Lorgelly, Paula K., Lawson, Kenny D., Fenwick, Elisabeth A.L., and Briggs, Andrew H. (2010) Outcome measurement in economic evaluations of public health interventions: a role for the capability approach? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7 (5). pp. 2274-2289.

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Abstract

Public health interventions have received increased attention from policy makers, and there has been a corresponding increase in the number of economic evaluations within the domain of public health. However, methods to evaluate public health interventions are less well established than those for medical interventions. Focusing on health as an outcome measure is likely to underestimate the impact of many public health interventions. This paper provides a review of outcome measures in public health; and describes the benefits of using the capability approach as a means to developing an all encompassing outcome measure.

Item ID: 36989
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1660-4601
Keywords: economic evaluation; outcome measures; public health; capability approach
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This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 06:15
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920207 Health Policy Evaluation @ 100%
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