Evaluating the success of health policies is necessary to efficiently improve public health. However, this evaluation presents many challenges. Data collection is often expensive and time-consuming, key concepts difficult to define, and the path to achieve policy objectives uncertain. The presentation illustrates how to address these challenges with examples drawn from recent empirical studies. These include topics as varied as underuse of preventive care in Italy, equity in health financing and access to care in Argentina, the effect of health insurance deductible on healthcare expenditure in Switzerland, and Benefit Incidence Analysis of public health spending in Vietnam. The presentation also aims at suggesting practices that could substantially facilitate both the evaluation of health policies and its translation into concrete actions.
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Marcel Bilger, Postdoctoral fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
- Friday, 10 December 2010
- 12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-5
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road