Developing methods for benefit measurement in health-related economic analyses and their use in selecting public health promotional programs

  • Richardson, Jeffrey (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Cummins, Robert (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Herrman, Helen Edith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hurworth, Rosalind (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Swinburn, Boyd (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Vos, Eric (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Borland, Ron (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The aims of the project are (i) the identification and measurement of the social costs and benefits relevant to the economic evaluation of health services and health promotion programs, specifically in the areas of depression, obesity, tobacco consumption, and vision impairment, where relevance is informed by community expectations and values, (ii) the development and validation of new techniques for measuring these costs and benefits specifically a social willingness to pay (WTP) instrument, and (iii) an evaluation of the extent to which health systems meet their goals.
Effective start/end date1/06/0731/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$720,000.00