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Taking a local government perspective for economic evaluation of a population-level programme to promote exercise

Paolo Candio, David Meads, Andrew J. Hill and Laura Bojke

Health Policy, 2021, vol. 125, issue 5, 651-657

Abstract: In order to tackle the issue of physical inactivity, local governments have implemented population-level programmes to promote exercise. While evidence is accumulating on the cost-effectiveness of these interventions, studies have typically adopted a health sector perspective for economic evaluation. This approach has been challenged as it does not allow for key concerns by local governments, which are primary stakeholders, to be addressed.

Keywords: Health equity; Opportunity cost; Local government; Perspective; Cost-effectiveness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.02.012

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