How do we include health inequality impacts in economic analysis of policy options?

Posted on 31 October 2018

CHE's latest Policy Briefing written by Brendan Collins, Susan Griffin, Miqdad Asaria, Simon Capewell, James Love-Koh, Chris Kypridemos, Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Martin O’Flaherty and Richard Cookson

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This briefing introduces the health equity impact plane – a simple visual tool for clarifying the relationship between cost-effectiveness (total health impact) and equity impact (health inequality reduction). The equity impact plane can be used to compare policy options based on these two key policy objectives. It can also be used to clarify thinking about policy trade-offs and compromises, and to re-design policies to reduce health inequality in cost-effective ways that do not sacrifice large potential health gains.

The Full report can be read here: How do we include health inequality impacts (PDF  , 376kb) in economic analysis of policy options?

Other Policy and Research Briefing papers can be found here