Priority setting using multiple criteria: should a lung health programme be implemented in Nepal?


Baltussen, R; ten Asbroek, AH; Koolman, X; Shrestha, N; Bhattarai, P; Niessen, LW; (2007) Priority setting using multiple criteria: should a lung health programme be implemented in Nepal? Health policy and planning, 22 (3). pp. 178-85. ISSN 0268-1080 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czm010

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To identify and weigh the various criteria for priority setting, and to assess whether a recently evaluated lung health programme in Nepal should be considered a priority in that country. METHODS: Through a discrete choice experiment with 66 respondents in Nepal, the relative importance of several criteria for priority setting was determined. Subsequently, a set of interventions, including the lung health programme, was rank ordered on the basis of their overall performance on those criteria. RESULTS: Priority interventions are those that target severe diseases, many beneficiaries and people of middle-age, have large individual health benefits, lead to poverty reduction and are very cost-effective. Certain interventions in tuberculosis control rank highest. The lung health programme ranks 13th out of 34 interventions. CONCLUSION: This explorative analysis suggests that the lung health programme is among the priorities in Nepal when taking into account a range of relevant criteria for priority setting. The multi-criteria approach can be an important step forward to rational priority setting in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
PubMed ID: 17412742
Web of Science ID: 247725000007
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2174

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