Outcome Measurement in Economic Evaluations of Public Health Interventions: a Role for the Capability Approach?

Lorgelly, P.K., Lawson, K.D., Fenwick, E.A.L. and Briggs, A.H. (2010) Outcome Measurement in Economic Evaluations of Public Health Interventions: a Role for the Capability Approach? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 7(5), pp. 2274-2289. (doi:10.3390/ijerph7052274)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph7052274

Abstract

Public health interventions have received increased attention from policy makers, and there has been a corresponding increase in the number of economic evaluations within the domain of public health. However, methods to evaluate public health interventions are less well established than those for medical interventions. Focusing on health as an outcome measure is likely to underestimate the impact of many public health interventions. This paper provides a review of outcome measures in public health; and describes the benefits of using the capability approach as a means to developing an all encompassing outcome measure

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Briggs, Professor Andrew and Fenwick, Professor Elisabeth and Lorgelly, Dr Paula
Authors: Lorgelly, P.K., Lawson, K.D., Fenwick, E.A.L., and Briggs, A.H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ISSN:1660-4601

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