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A Framework for the Economic Evaluation of Digital Health Interventions

dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Wang, Mengxiao
dc.contributor.author Friedman, Jed
dc.contributor.author Prestidge, Marelize
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-19T20:24:47Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-19T20:24:47Z
dc.date.issued 2023-04-19
dc.description.abstract Numerous digital health interventions have been piloted in response to the health care challenges low- and middle-income countries face. Because the opportunity cost of investing in digital health interventions can be large, countries must make choices about which interventions to scale up. To make good investment decisions about digital health interventions, there is a need to define and establish their value, and to use economic evaluation to make informed decisions, however DHIs present methodological challenges for economic evaluation. To address these challenges, this paper first creates a ‘gap map’ of digital evidence which reveals a dearth of economic evaluation evidence about digital health interventions; this lack can limit decisions on policy, programming, and appropriate scale-up of digital health interventions. To advance work in this field, this paper then develops an economic evaluation framework that can be used when determining the economic value of digital health interventions. Such a standardized approach, alongside guidance to assist the conduct and use of economic evidence, can improve decision making and investments in DHI under constrained health budgets. The resulting digital health intervention economic evaluation framework consists of 5 steps: (1) determine the context, (2) determine the intervention type, (3) establish the level of complexity, (4) set the analytic principles, and (5) represent the value proposition. Users of the framework should attempt to adhere to its steps and principles, but where this is not feasible or appropriate, they should provide justification for the methodological choice. The framework should facilitate methodological transparency, thereby improving the overall usefulness of economic evaluations of digital health interventions. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099446504122313917/IDU0f639726d0f11404a3509af8054677649dcd6
dc.identifier.uri https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/39713
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Papers; 10407
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject DIGITAL HEALTH INTERVENTION
dc.subject ECONOMIC EVALUATION
dc.subject LOW INCOME COUNTRY HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
dc.subject MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRY HEALTH INTERVENTIONS
dc.subject HEALTH INTERVENTION INVESTMENT
dc.subject HEALTH SYSTEM DECISION MAKING
dc.title A Framework for the Economic Evaluation of Digital Health Interventions en
dc.type Working Paper
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crossref.title A Framework for the Economic Evaluation of Digital Health Interventions
okr.date.disclosure 2023-04-12
okr.date.lastmodified 2023-04-13T00:00:00Z en
okr.doctype Policy Research Working Paper
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099446504122313917/IDU0f639726d0f11404a3509af8054677649dcd6
okr.guid 099446504122313917
okr.identifier.docmid IDU-f639726d-f114-4a35-9af8-54677649dcd6
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-10407
okr.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1596/1813-9450-10407
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 34040153
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 34040153
okr.identifier.report WPS10407
okr.import.id 462
okr.imported true en
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/099446504122313917/pdf/IDU0f639726d0f11404a3509af8054677649dcd6.pdf en
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Systems Development & Reform
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Monitoring & Evaluation
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Economics & Finance
okr.topic Health, Nutrition and Population :: Health Project Design and Implementation
okr.unit DECRG: Poverty & Inequality (DECPI)
okr.unit HNP Global (HHNGE)
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