Selecting an essential package of health services using cost-effectiveness analysis: A manual for professionals in developing countries

This manual provides guidelines to estimate disease burden at the national or regional levels and to calculate cost-effectiveness of alternative packages of health interventions. Results can be used in decision making on how to allocate resources to health care. The methodology will assist public health systems in providing a cost-effective and essential package of health services to the population. The end of the document includes worksheets readers can use for their own planning purposes.

Available online: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ihsg/publications/pdf/No-5.PDF

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  • Fiscal and Service Issues: This manual provides guidelines for estimating disease burden at the national and regional levels and for calculating the cost effectiveness of different public health interventions designed to improve the public’s health.
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    • What? / Phase One: This manual provides guidelines for estimating disease burden at the national and regional levels and for calculating the cost effectiveness of different public health interventions designed to improve the public’s health.
    • Fiscal and Service Implications / Phase Two: This manual provides guidelines for estimating disease burden at the national and regional levels and for calculating the cost effectiveness of different public health interventions designed to improve the public’s health