Seeking the Efficient Purchase of Non-Health Benefits Using Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (ECEA) Methodology

Authors: Stéphane Verguet, Dean Jamison


Health policies such as public finance of health interventions entail consequences in multiple domains. Fundamentally, health policies increase uptake of interventions and hence lead to health benefits. However, in addition, health policies can generate non-health benefits including for example the enhancement of equity (e.g. equalization of health among individuals) and the prevention of medical impoverishment – or the provision of financial risk protection. This paper details how the methodology of extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) can be used for evaluating the consequences and benefits of health policy in both the health and non-health (e.g. equity, financial risk protection) domains.






Verguet S and D. Jamison (2015). Seeking the efficient purchase of non-health benefits using extended cost-effectiveness analysis (ECEA) methodology.  DCP3 Working Paper Series.  No. 11.