The Priority Setting Toolkit provides the academic background as well as the tools for implementation. With its illustrative case histories, this is a unique source of information on this important aspect of getting health economics used in the everyday, but fundamental, practice of managing scarcity. It will help clinicians and managers planning for optimum health care delivery within a fixed budget, as well as health economics students and academics who wish to learn more about helping people manage their resources to improve population health.
The basic principles.
Program budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA): review of the
Putting it into practice.
The challenges of data and time.
The challenge of the program budget: is it worth it?.
The challenge of disinvesting.
The challenges of measuring and valuing benefits.
The challenge of the organization.
Using evidence, public involvement and values.