The research tools to the right are freely available. If they are used for publications, all I ask is that they are appropriately credited.

  • The hsDEA framework is based on this paper, published in The Bulletin of the WHO. It provides a simple multi-attribute decision-making paradigm for health policy. Traditional health-policy analytic measures, such as cost-effectiveness analysis, only incorporate health outcomes and costs.  This tool allows the inclusion of other outcomes—such as financial risk, equity, private expenditure, and others—to be included in policy rankings.
  • The second tool calculates the population-level risk of financial catastrophe due to medical costs.  It is based on this paper, published in the British Journal of Surgery.
  • The World Bank has included financial outcomes for surgery into the World Development Indicators. The data behind these indicators are available in the third tool.