CDC National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
Five-Part Webcast on Economic Evaluation
Economic evaluation is a process to identify, measure, value, and compare the costs and outcomes of programs and policies.
This webcast series is designed to help you understand the value of economic evaluation and how to incorporate these methods into your programs. The five-part webcast will assist you in choosing the appropriate economic analysis for your heart disease and stroke prevention program or policy.
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Economic evaluation can be used to
- Compare costs and benefits of an intervention.
- Demonstrate to decision-makers that the benefits of your program are worth the costs.
- Help prioritize resources.
- Enhance decision-making and helps set health policy.
This five-part series on economic evaluation includes
- Introduction to economic evaluation
- Economic impact analysis
- Programmatic cost analysis
- Benefit-cost analysis
- Cost-effectiveness analysis
|If you want to||You should view||How the module will be of assistance|
||Introduction to economic evaluation||Offers basic knowledge of economic evaluation.|
||Economic impact analysis (also known as Cost of Illness Analysis)||Shows the potential benefits of prevention.|
||Programmatic cost analysis||Serves as a foundation for budget justification, decision-making, and forecasting.|
||Cost-effectiveness analysis||Shows outcomes in natural health units, such as the number of cardiovascular disease cases prevented or the number of lives saved.|
||Benefit-cost analysis||Places a dollar value on program outcomes.|
- Haddix AC, et al. Prevention Effectiveness: A Guide to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation. Oxford University Press, 2003.
- Public Health Foundation. Applying Cost Analysis to Public Health Programs. Available at www.phf.org.