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Incorporation of Concerns for Fairness in Economic Evaluation of Health Programs: Overview

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Publisher
Elsevier Inc.
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-375678-7.00507-1
Keywords
  • Cost-Value
  • Discrete Choice
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Equity Check List
  • Equity Weights
  • Fair Innings
  • Fairness
  • Health Care
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Opportunity Cost Approach
  • Person Trade-Off
  • Public Health
  • Social Welfare Function
Disciplines
  • Economics
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract This article provides a brief overview of the issues faced by health economists in attempting to incorporate concerns for fairness or equity into the economic evaluation of health care and public health programs. It covers general terminology and distinctions, theories of equity in health care and health, frameworks for analyzing trade-offs between equity and efficiency, and methods for incorporating equity concerns into economic evaluation.

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