When Cost-Effective Interventions Are Unaffordable: Integrating Cost-Effectiveness and Budget Impact in Priority Setting for Global Health Programs

PLoS Med. 2017 Oct 2;14(10):e1002397. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002397. eCollection 2017 Oct.


Potential cost-effective barriers in cost-effectiveness studies mean that budgetary impact analyses should also be included in post-2015 Sustainable Development Goal projects says Joshua Salomon and colleagues.

MeSH terms

  • Budgets
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis*
  • Global Health / economics*
  • Health Policy / economics*
  • Humans
  • Universal Health Insurance / economics*

Grant support

This project was supported by grant number T32HS000055 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It was also supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grants #OPP1132876 and #OPP1171680. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.