Cost effectiveness and strategic planning (WHO-CHOICE)

Tables of Costs and Prices used in WHO-CHOICE Analysis

The following menu leads to tables listing prices and other relevant information for cost analysis:

  • Country-specific unit costs
    Unit cost values for primary and secondary health care services in each member state, expressed both in international dollars and local currency units, have been estimated and updated to the years 2007 and 2008.
  • Prices of programme cost inputs
    Tables listing the ingredients and prices for local (non-traded) goods used in estimating programme costs. Prices are listed for each of the 14 GBD regions
  • Assumptions on Resource Consumption
    Tables listing the standardised list of assumptions on resource use for programme costs of health interventions
  • Price Multiplier for Different Coverage Levels
    A table listing the costs of shipping and handling for traded goods for different levels of population coverage
  • Prices for Traded Items
    Tables listing the prices used for tradable goods. These items are used in estimating programme costs
  • Useful Life
    Tables listing the useful lives of capital items. These items are used in estimating programme costs.
  • Purchasing Power Parity
    A table listing the purchasing power parity exchange rate for member states of WHO
  • Cost-effectiveness threshold values
    A table showing the values in each WHO sub-region that are used to denote whether an intervention is highly cost-effective, cost-effective or not cost-effective


  • Health Systems Financing
    Cost-effectiveness analysis and its implementation via CHOICE is part of health systems financing.