Cost valuation in resource-poor settings

Health Policy Plan. 2005 Jul;20(4):252-9. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czi025.


Methods of cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) have largely been developed for application in Western country settings. Little attention has been paid to the methodological issues in cost valuation in resource-poor settings, where failing exchange rates and severe market distortions require further clarifications of appropriate valuation methods. This paper links insights from social cost-benefit analysis with the current CEA guidelines to develop a more apt approach to cost valuation in resource-poor settings.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Costs and Cost Analysis / methods*
  • Developing Countries
  • Health Resources / economics*
  • Health Services Accessibility*