Economic evaluation of health care : cautions for the developing country context

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Nattrass, Nicoli en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Skordis, Jolene en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-06T19:06:20Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-06T19:06:20Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Skordis, J. 2002. Economic evaluation of health care : cautions for the developing country context. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11674
dc.description.abstract Health economics has expanded enormously as a sub-discipline in the last four decades, drawing primarily on the theoretical foundations of welfare economics. The toolkit for the economic evaluation of health care now extends from the humble cost-minimisation exercise, through cost effectiveness measures, to the more complex cost utility or cost benefit models. These methodologies have differing strengths and drawbacks. This paper evaluates those attributes on both the practical and theoretical dimensions. On the practical dimension: The developing country context differs from the wealthier country context in a number of ways. This paper considers the differences in resource constraints and the differences in health priorities and asks to what extent the methodology is able to accommodate these variations. On the theoretical dimension: Few health care evaluations are conducted in a Pareto Optimal world. This paper considers the extent to which the welfare economic foundations of a methodology are successfully imported into its construction, and then how that foundation translates into its practical application. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics and Demography en_ZA
dc.title Economic evaluation of health care : cautions for the developing country context en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Centre for Actuarial Research (CARE) en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MCom en_ZA
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