English, Article edition: The Generation Gap: Differences Between Children and Adults Pertinent to Economic Evaluations of Health Interventions Ron Keren; Susmita Pati; Chris Feudtner

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  • The Generation Gap: Differences Between Children and Adults Pertinent to Economic Evaluations of Health Interventions
Author
  • Ron Keren
  • Susmita Pati
  • Chris Feudtner
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  • article
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  • Differences between children and adults have both technical and ethical implications for the design, interpretation and employment of economic analyses of health-related programmes. Even though policy makers increasingly turn to economic analyses to inform decisions about resource allocation, pertinent child-adult differences have received fragmented discussion in leading methodological references. Key areas warranting attention include: the ways in which a child's distinctive biology modifies the cost and effectiveness of healthcare interventions; challenges in assessing utilities for infants and young children given their limited but developing cognitive capacity; how a child's age, dependency and disability affect the selection of the appropriate time horizon and scope of the analysis; whether a child's non-wage earning productivity should be incorporated into analyses, and if so, what metric to use; what principles of equity policy makers should employ in using economic evaluations to choose between child- and adult-focused interventions; and whether special protective measures should be introduced to secure the rights and interests of children who cannot advocate for themselves.
  • Children, Cost-effectiveness, Economic-implications
  • RePEc:wkh:phecon:v:22:y:2004:i:2:p:71-81
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  • English
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