Aversion to health inequalities in healthcare prioritisation : a multiobjective mathematical programming perspective

Morton, Alec (2014) Aversion to health inequalities in healthcare prioritisation : a multiobjective mathematical programming perspective. Journal of Health Economics, 36. pp. 164-173.

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    Abstract

    In this paper we discuss the prioritisation of healthcare projects where there is a concern about health inequalities. Our analysis begins with a standard welfare economic model of healthcare resource allocation and we show how the problem can be reformulated as one of finding a particular subset of the class of efficient solutions to an implied multiobjective optimization problem. We demonstrate our approach through a worked example of treatment for clinical depression.