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dc.contributor.authorDevlin, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorScuffham, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-15T01:48:41Z
dc.date.available2020-07-15T01:48:41Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0156-5788en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/AH20057en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395409
dc.description.abstractEconomic evaluation provides important evidence on value for money in health care and is routinely used in health technology assessment processes. The relevant costs and benefits of health care that are considered may arise now and/or in the future, and the relative importance placed on costs and benefits in the future is reflected in the discount rate applied to them. In this paper we note that Australia appears to apply one of the highest discount rates in the world to the assessment of future healthcare benefits. At a time when healthcare systems worldwide are calling for a rebalance of effort towards prevention, Australia's discount rate risks pulling resource allocation in precisely the opposite direction, locking in institutional short-sightedness to funding decisions.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom337en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto339en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Health Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume44en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administrationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1605en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Care Sciences & Servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Policy & Servicesen_US
dc.titleHealth today versus health tomorrow: does Australia really care less about its future health than other countries do?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDevlin, N; Scuffham, P, Health today versus health tomorrow: does Australia really care less about its future health than other countries do?, Australian Health Review, 2020, 44 (3), pp. 337-339en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-05-19
dc.date.updated2020-07-15T01:47:16Z
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gro.griffith.authorScuffham, Paul A.


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