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Supporting local investment in public health

Using evidence on cost effectiveness, cost impact and return on investment to inform local commissioning

Making the case for investing in public health interventions is much easier when information about cost-effectiveness and cost impact is available. But how can the potential return on investment be demonstrated?

NICE set up a cost impact project to explore its approaches to assessing the cost effectiveness and cost impact of public health interventions, in response to growing demand from local commissioners and others, such as directors of public health, involved in making investment decisions.

The report summarises potential new methods for determining the cost impact of - and returns on investment (ROI) from - public health intervention recommendations made by NICE.

The project explored the feasibility and usefulness of producing a range of cost effectiveness and cost impact/ROI data and tools to support local decision-making.

The study showed that a wide range of different metrics and tools are needed to support effective decision making at a local level, and the report contains a series of recommendations for taking this forward.

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