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Measuring the Value of Public Health Systems

Peter Jacobson, JD, MPH, Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, M3515 SPH II, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, 734-936-0928, pdj@umich.edu and Peter J. Neumann, ScD, Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard University School of Public Health, 718 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.

How can the value of governmental public health systems be defined and measured? This research will examine how other public or quasi-public entities define and measure value; the methodologies used to measure value; the criteria for determining and measuring value; and how measuring the value of these services will affect other important dimensions of public health systems, such as accountability. The objective of this study is to develop ways for policymakers to incorporate value measures for governmental public health system activities into resource allocation decisions.

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Any relevant financial relationships? No

Public Health Systems Research: From Evidence to Improvement

The 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition (November 4-8, 2006) of APHA