Economic Evaluation of Health Programs


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Course Description

This course is provided by California-Nevada Public Health Training Center and will require a secondary login and/or registration.


Many considerations are factored into whether a health intervention should be offered or continued. Increasing concern over the rising cost of health care in the United States has resulted in heightened interest in not only the cost of health programs or outcomes of health programs alone, but the relationship between the costs and outcomes of a health program. This tutorial provides an overview of cost analysis, which is a common tool used in economic evaluation.


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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify the six major types of cost-outcome analysis.
  2. Distinguish among different evaluation approaches, including cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis, and cost-benefit analysis.


Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

  1. Domain 1 (Tier 1 & 2): Analytical Assessment Skills


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Credit /CEU

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14 mins.



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