Programme budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA) is becoming an increasingly Popular tool in setting health service priorities. This paper presents a novel multi-attribute utility (MAU) approach to setting health service priorities using PBMA. This approach includes identifying the attributes of the MAU function; describing and scaling attributes; quantifying trade-offs between attributes; and combining single conditional utility functions into the MAU function. We illustrate the MAU approach using a PBMA case study in mental health services from the Community Health Sector in metropolitan South Australia. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Pages (from-to)||897 - 910|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Social Science and Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Peacock, S. J., Richardson, J. R. J., Carter, R., & Edwards, D. (2007). Priority setting in health care using multi-attribute utility theory and programme budgeting and marginal analysis (PBMA). Social Science and Medicine, 64(4), 897 - 910.