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Inclusion of equity in economic analyses of public health policies: systematic review and future directions

Lal, Anita, Moodie, Marjory, Peeters, Anna and Carter, Rob 2018, Inclusion of equity in economic analyses of public health policies: systematic review and future directions, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 207-213, doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12709.

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Title Inclusion of equity in economic analyses of public health policies: systematic review and future directions
Author(s) Lal, AnitaORCID iD for Lal, Anita orcid.org/0000-0001-6921-6617
Moodie, MarjoryORCID iD for Moodie, Marjory orcid.org/0000-0001-6890-5250
Peeters, AnnaORCID iD for Peeters, Anna orcid.org/0000-0003-4340-9132
Carter, RobORCID iD for Carter, Rob orcid.org/0000-0002-1586-5619
Journal name Australian and New Zealand journal of public health
Volume number 42
Issue number 2
Start page 207
End page 213
Total pages 7
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2018-04
ISSN 1753-6405
Keyword(s) economic evaluation
equity
health inequalities
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED-TRIAL
LOW-INCOME WOMEN
SOCIOECONOMIC-STATUS
ROTAVIRUS VACCINATION
PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
HPV VACCINATION
BREAST-CANCER
PROGRAM
DISPARITIES
Summary Objectives: To assess current approaches to inclusion of equity in economic analysis of public health interventions and to recommend best approaches and future directions.

Methods: We conducted a systematic review of studies that have used socioeconomic position (SEP) in cost‐effectiveness analyses. Studies were identified using MedLine, EconLit and HEED and were evaluated based on their SEP specific inputs and methods of quantification of the health and financial inequalities.

Results: Twenty‐nine relevant studies were identified. The majority of studies comparing two or more interventions left interpretation of the size of the health and financial inequality differences to the reader. Newer approaches include: i) use of health inequality measures to quantify health inequalities; ii) inclusion of financial impacts, such as out‐of‐pocket expenditures; and iii) use of equity weights. The challenge with these approaches is presenting results that policy makers can easily interpret.

Conclusions: Using CEA techniques to generate new information about the health equity implications of alternative policy options has not been widely used, but should be considered to inform future decision making.

Implications for public health: Inclusion of equity in economic analysis would facilitate a more nuanced comparison of interventions in relation to efficiency, equity and financial impact.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12709
Field of Research 1117 Public Health And Health Services
1402 Applied Economics
1605 Policy And Administration
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30108745

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