Advancing research on the economic value of emergency care

Nicholas Risko, Amit Chandra, Taylor W. Burkholder, Lee A. Wallis, Teri Reynolds, Emilie J. Calvello Hynes, Junaid Razzak

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Emergency care and the emergency care system encompass an array of time-sensitive interventions to address acute illness and injury. Research has begun to clarify the enormous economic burden of acute disease, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries, but little is known about the cost-effectiveness of emergency care interventions and the performance of health financing mechanisms to protect populations against catastrophic health expenditures. We summarise existing knowledge on the economic value of emergency care in low resource settings, including interventions indicated to be highly cost-effective, linkages between emergency care financing and universal health coverage, and priority areas for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere001768
JournalBMJ Global Health
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • health economics
  • health systems
  • public health


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