SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
DOHERTY, Jane. Cost-effectiveness analysis for priority-setting in South Africa: what are the possibilities?. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2010, vol.100, n.12, pp. 816-821. ISSN 2078-5135.
Priority-setting in the health system is necessary because resources are constrained. The role of cost-effectiveness analysis in supporting decision-making around health care priorities in South Africa is explored by referring to South African studies that have provided clinical and policy guidance at the levels of the patient, the service and the population. Cost-effectiveness evidence is positioned in relation to other concerns such as equity and the overall performance of the health system.