Chapter 6. Equity, Efficiency and Research Synthesis

  1. Ian Shemilt Senior Research Associate3,
  2. Miranda Mugford Professor3,
  3. Luke Vale Professor4,
  4. Kevin Marsh Head5 and
  5. Cam Donaldson Yunus Chair NIHR Senior Investigator6
  1. David McDaid Senior Research Fellow1 and
  2. Franco Sassi Senior Health Economist2

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444320398.ch6

Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice, Second Edition

How to Cite

McDaid, D. and Sassi, F. (2010) Equity, Efficiency and Research Synthesis, in Evidence-Based Decisions and Economics: Health Care, Social Welfare, Education and Criminal Justice, Second Edition (eds I. Shemilt, M. Mugford, L. Vale, K. Marsh and C. Donaldson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444320398.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

  2. 4

    Health Economics Research Unit and Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

  3. 5

    The Matrix Knowledge Group, London, UK

  4. 6

    Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    LSE Health and Social Care and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

  2. 2

    Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191531

Online ISBN: 9781444320398

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Keywords:

  • equity, efficiency and research synthesis;
  • equity versus efficiency;
  • equity considerations;
  • disability-adjusted life-year (DALY);
  • equity within economic evaluations;
  • economic considerations in research synthesis;
  • information retrieval - establishing knowledge hub;
  • contextual analysis to inform decision modelling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What do we mean by equity?

  • Examples of equity considerations

  • Equity versus efficiency

  • What use has been made of equity within economic evaluations?

  • What does this mean for economic considerations in research synthesis?

  • Conclusions

  • References