Guest editorial: Burden of disease and priority setting.

Abstract

This guest editorial sets out the main arguments against using \"burden of disease\" (BOD) in priority setting when allocating scarce healthcare resources. The authors identify two prime reasons for this: first, that using BOD calculations in setting priorities is likely to lead to inefficient and inequitable resource use in health care; and secondly, that calculating BOD figure is an inefficient use of very scarce analytical resources in health care, particularly in developing countries.

Citation

Mooney, G.; Wiseman, V. Guest editorial: Burden of disease and priority setting. Health Economics (2000) 9 (5) 369-372. [DOI: 10.1002/1099-1050(200007)9:5369::AID-HEC5363.0.CO;2-D]

Guest editorial: Burden of disease and priority setting.

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