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Setting out a health benefits package (HBP) of interventions to be prioritised for funding is an important step towards achieving universal health coverage in low and middle income countries. The 3rd version of the Disease Control Priori-ties (DCP3) database, and other similar databases, aim to establishing a single point of reference (“one stop shop”) for cost effectiveness evidence to inform HBP design and other policy making. We reflect upon our experiences in using DCP3 for HBP design and offer suggestions for improving the future reporting of cost-effectiveness evidence. We appraise DCP3 based on generalisability, level of detail, and accessibility. We find that DCP and similar initiatives should be commended for the systematic assessment of a vast array of cost-effectiveness studies—the magnitude of such an endeavour is impressive in its own right. However, there are flaws. In future, providing disaggregated esti-mates of costs and effects, quantifying uncertainty, and systematically assessing the context in which estimates apply would make this evidence more useful for decision makers
Bibliographical note© The Author(s) 2019.
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GCRF: Thanzi la Onse (Health of All): Frameworks and analysis to ensure value for money health care - developing theory, changing practice
1/10/17 → 31/03/22
Project: Research project (funded) › Research