Cost effectiveness and strategic planning (WHO-CHOICE)

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WHO-CHOICE is a program in the World Health Organization that helps countries decide health system priorities based on considerations of costs and impacts. A number of different methods and tools contribute to the program of work.

The Generalized Cost-Effectiveness component of the program is interested in identifying health care interventions that provide the greatest value for money – the largest health gain for each dollar spent on health.

The OneHealth Tool is used to help countries to examine the costs and feasibility of their strategic plans, as well as to evaluate the potential impact of the plan.

WHO-CHOICE data and methodology has been used in the calculation of “Global Price Tags”, estimating resource requirements for scaling up health care interventions for specific disease areas across countries.

WHO-CHOICE supports the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyze physical accessibility to health services, linking the results to national planning and costing processes, and policy discussions on how to optimize investments in the health system.

Recognizing that the consequences of disease and injury reach beyond health, WHO-CHOICE provides guidance and a framework for evaluating the economic consequences of disease and injury.

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