Cost effectiveness and strategic planning (WHO-CHOICE)

WHO-CHOICE Site Map



  • Cost It
    An adapted package designed to record and analyse cost data for health interventions
  • Hospital Unit Costs
    Used in the WHO-CHOICE analysis, by the 14 GBD regions
  • Prices of local, non-traded goods
    Tables listing the prices of local, non-traded goods used in the calculation of programme costs for each of the 14 GBD regions
  • Prices of traded goods
    Tables listing the prices of traded goods used in the calculation of programme costs
  • Price Multipliers
    A Table listing the price multipliers applied to traded goods to account for shipping and transport costs
  • Assumed Resource Use
    A Table listing the assumed resource use for calculating programme costs
  • Background papers
    Relating to the evaluation of costs. Of particular relevance are:
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    Generalized Cost Effectiveness Analysis: A Guide.
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    Econometric estimation of country-specific hospital costs.
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    Programme costs in the economic evaluation of health interventions.
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    Valuation of goods in cost-effectiveness analysis: notions of opportunity costs and transferability across time and countries.

  • MC League
    A software program that represents uncertainty around costs and effects to decision-makers in the form of stochastic league tables
  • Background papers
    Relating to the evaluation of uncertainty. Of particular relevance are:
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    Stochastic League Tables: Communicating Cost-Effectiveness Results to Decision-Makers.
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    Uncertainty in cost-effectiveness analysis: probablistic uncertainty analysis and stochastic league tables.
  • Results
    Results of the WHO CHOICE analysis including detailed information on costs and effectiveness for interventions by Global Burden of Disease regions.
  • Published papers
    Using WHO-CHOICE's methodology include:
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    The Cost-Effectiveness of Policies for the Safe and Appropriate Use of Injection in Health Care Settings
  • More Information
    Some strategies to reduce risk, Chapter 5 of the World Health Report 2002.
  • More Information
    Effectiveness and costs of interventions to lower systolic blood pressure and cholesterol: a global and regional analysis on reduction of cardiovascular-disease risk.

WHO-CHOICE's e-mail address: whochoice@who.int

Links

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