Non-communicable Disease Prevention: Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys - cover image

Copyright

Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai; Rachel A. Archer; Yot Teerawattananon; Anthony J. Culyer

Published On

2019-12-12

ISBN

Paperback978-1-78374-863-1
Hardback978-1-78374-864-8
PDF978-1-78374-865-5
HTML978-1-80064-606-3
XML978-1-78374-868-6
EPUB978-1-78374-866-2
MOBI978-1-78374-867-9

Language

  • English

Print Length

214 pages (xxx+184)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 15 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.6" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 19 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.75" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback939g (33.12oz)
Hardback1324g (46.70oz)

Media

Illustrations10
Tables6

OCLC Number

1132418494

LCCN

2019452971

BIC

  • MB
  • MBNH
  • MBN

BISAC

  • MED000000
  • MED022000
  • MED076000

LCC

  • RA441

Keywords

  • Non-communicable diseases
  • NCDs
  • death
  • practical guidelines
  • Prince Mahidol Award Conference
  • PMAC
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Non-communicable Disease Prevention

Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide, contributing to over 73% of all deaths annually. Each day NCDs cause more than 100,000 deaths, 80% of which occur in low- and middle-income countries. NCDs, however, are largely preventable, and a great deal of technical knowledge exists about how to prevent and manage them. Why, then, have we, as a global community, not been more successful at reducing this NCD burden? Does a universal problem not have a universal solution?

Created by an international consortium of experts, this informative and accessible book provides practical guidelines, key learning points, and dynamic, real-world case studies to aid NCD program managers, policy officers and decision-makers in low- and middle-income countries, so that they can assess interventions for the prevention and control of NCDs.

The book was commissioned by the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC), an annual international conference centred on policy of global significance related to public health. NCD Prevention: Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys emphasises the importance of context in NCD control and prevention, arguing that the success of an intervention lies in an ability to respond to local needs and environments. The book comprises ten chapters, which collectively explore the reasons behind, and strategies for, preventing and managing the NCD burden. It spans key themes such as political economy, the transferability of economic evidence, the role of cross-sectoral policies, the importance of deliberative processes, and health technology assessment.

This book is written for the benefit of the global health community, and is primarily targeted at those individuals who are involved in NCD programs. This book will also be of interest to NCD champions, policy advocates, and educators spearheading the movement for increased visiblity of NCDs.

Additional Resources

[document]Online Appendix 2

Interview Guide NCD Managers

[document]Online Appendix 4A

Analysis of the Global Health Cost Effectiveness Analysis Registry

[document]Online Appendix 4A (2)

Analysis of the Global Health Cost Effectiveness Analysis Registry (2)

[document]Online Appendix 4B

Analysis of the 47 case studies on evidence use and additional considerations

[document]Online Appendix 6

The Transferability of Economic Evaluations Across Settings

[document]Online Appendix 7

Methods of Umbrella Review

Table of Contents

Forewords

Acknowledgements

Notes on Contributors


Introduction

Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Rachel A. Archer and Anthony J. Culyer

Non-Communicable Diseases, NCD Program Managers and the Politics of Progress

Sumithra Krishnamurthy Reddiar and Jesse B. Bump

Framework for Implementing Best Buys and Avoiding Wasted Buys

Yot Teerawattananon, Alia Luz, Manushi Sharma and Waranya Rattanavipapong

Best Buys

Tazeem Bhatia, Arisa Shichijo and Ryota Nakamura

Wasted Buys

Yot Teerawattananon, Manushi Sharma, Alia Luz, Waranya Rattanavipapong and Adam G. Elshaug

Assessing the Transferability of Economic Evaluations: A Decision Framework

David D. Kim, Rachel L. Bacon and Peter J. Neumann

Finding the Best Evidence

Thunyarat Anothaisintawee

Cross-Sectoral Policies to Address Non-Communicable Diseases

Melitta Jakab and Peter C. Smith

Deliberative Processes in Decisions about Best Buys, Wasted Buys and Contestable Buys: Uncertainty and Credibility

Kalipso Chalkidou and Anthony J. Culyer

Summing Up

Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Rachel A. Archer and Anthony J. Culyer


Glossary of Abbreviations

List of Illustrations and Tables


Contributors

Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai

(editor)

Yot Teerawattananon

(editor)

Anthony J. Culyer

(editor)
Emeritus Professor of Economics at University of York