yess GEAR - Ask an Expert
You are here Ask an Expert
Christine Benosa
How can a country ensure that the cost effectiveness thresholds that they will set are appropriate?

Expert Replies:

Anthony Culyer

Emeritus Professor of Economics  |  United Kingdom  |   Replied: 06 Mar 2018 at 19:57
Hi! There is no certainty here, so to "ensure" is too strong. A good test, if you are a person of good judgment, would be to ask of the current threshold - if we take decisions based on this is it likely that the result will overwhelm the healthcare budget? If so, then the threshold is too high. Lower it!

In the unlikely event that you estimate the opposite impact on the budget, Raise it!

Best to play this conceptual game at a table with locally knowledgable colleagues.

Leave your reply:

Please sign in before leaving a reply.

Expert Profiles

Anthony Culyer

Emeritus Professor of Economics
Emeritus Professor of Economics, Centre for Health Economics, University of York