The following research tools below are freely available. If they are used for publications, please credit them appropriately.
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.
The fourth tool is a study that contains a checklist as table 4 that can be used for conducting CEAs in global surgery.
NSOAP Costing Template
A costing template for national surgical, obstetric, and anesthesia planning.