Ensuring our scarce health resources are directed to where they can be most effective in improving the health and quality of life of all Australians, particularly for those with the poorest health outcomes, is a crucial task for those managing our health systems.

Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention report (2.9 MB)

This groundbreaking major five-year study, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and run under the auspices of the Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-Effectiveness at the University of Queensland and Deakin Health Economics at Deakin University, must be a foundation for a more effective system for health.

This report has evaluated the cost-effectiveness of 150 preventive health interventions, addressing areas such as mental health, diabetes, tobacco use, alcohol use, nutrition, body weight, physical activity, blood pressure, blood cholesterol and bone mineral density.