Accurate, country-specific data are necessary for informed policy decisions. Yet there is a dearth of cost data for most health interventions in most countries. To address this issue, the Monitoring Costs research team collects, analyzes, and offers cost data on the IHME website for policymakers to use as an input for cost effectiveness assessments of interventions and policies.
The research is part of IHME’s mission to understand how we can best dedicate resources to attain the maximum improvement in population health.
- Undertake cost studies in multiple countries
- Develop an enhanced budgeting tool for use by policymakers
- If I would like to attain coverage level X, given my current health system, how much will that outcome cost to achieve?
- If I have $X to invest, given my current health system, how do I invest it to ensure the greatest return? This project will draw upon lessons learned and the pros and cons of existing tools for related purposes. It will be carried out in consultation with colleagues at the University of Queensland and UNICEF as part of the ABCE project.
- Use risk adjustment to measure quality of care based on cost
- Collaborate in the International Comparisons Program
IHME’s Monitoring Costs research team aims to provide information on the costs of providing health care in countries around the world. In addition, our work will provide decision-makers with tools to manage the costs and consequences of various platforms and health interventions. By quantifying the costs of health systems and health service delivery platforms, such as hospitals and community health clinics, IHME’s goal is to provide the evidence that allows policymakers to make informed decisions about how to allocate scarce resources to best improve population health.