Study Examines Cost-Effectiveness, Affordability Of Global Health-Related Interventions

PLOS Medicine: When cost-effective interventions are unaffordable: Integrating cost-effectiveness and budget impact in priority setting for global health programs
Alyssa Bilinski of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy at Harvard University and colleagues write, “[C]ost-effective interventions are not always affordable. … This disconnect between cost-effectiveness and affordability can complicate efforts to identify and adopt high-value programs. This paper first assesses the current use of budget impact analysis (BIA) and cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) in health economic assessments conducted for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). We then recommend steps researchers and policymakers can take to better incorporate affordability information into health economic evaluations, alongside CEA…” (10/2).