The Last Word

  • Subhash Pokhrel
  • Lesley Owen
  • Kathryn Coyle
  • Doug Coyle


ROI tools provide policy makers and wider stakeholders with bespoke information about the economic and wider returns that investing in evidence-based public health can generate. The various case studies presented in this book using the NICE ROI tools showed that public health interventions are good investments. They also show how the ROI tools can be used to identify which combinations of interventions are likely to offer the best value for money and help make the disinvestment case explicit too.


Decision making Public health Return on investment ROI 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subhash Pokhrel
    • 1
  • Lesley Owen
    • 2
  • Kathryn Coyle
    • 3
  • Doug Coyle
    • 4
  1. 1.Health Economics Research Group (HERG), Division of Health SciencesBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK
  2. 2.Centre for GuidelinesNational Institute for Health and Care ExcellenceLondonUK
  3. 3.Health Economics Research Group (HERG)Brunel University LondonUxbridgeUK
  4. 4.School of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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