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Cost-effectiveness Threshold and Health Opportunity Cost Achieving Universal Health Coverage
, Prinja S., Thiagarajan Sundararaman
Published in Economic and Political Weekly
Volume: 55
Issue: 2
Pages: 19 - 24
With the setting up of the health technology assessment board, evidence from cost-effectiveness analysis will play an important role in decision-making. This raises the fundamental question: How much extra cost per unit of health gained is considered cost-effective? Various approaches for assessing the appropriate cost-effectiveness threshold for India are discussed. A robustly determined opportunity cost of healthcare spending should serve as a proxy for setting up a CET, and it should be used to advocate for greater resources towards achieving universal health coverage. © 2020 Economic and Political Weekly. All rights reserved.
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